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Hamas forces seized a chest full of Ottoman-era gold coins discovered in Gaza, Israeli news site Walla reported on Monday.
The Turkish coins, a serious archaeological find, was uncovered by construction workers paving a road in the neighborhood of Shujaiyeh.
A fight broke out over the coins among residents of the area, which was ended when Hamas-controlled police intervened.
The police then confiscated the coins and other archaeological objects that were dug up accidentally, and the Gaza City municipality
announced a halt to all construction work in the neighborhood until an archaeologist could properly inspect the scene.
To read the complete article, see: Hamas Seizes Chest of
Ancient Gold Coins Accidentally Discovered in Gaza
Wayne Homren, Editor
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