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Palestinians ‘might claim ownership of Dead Sea Scrolls’

Palestinian Authorities may seek to claim as their own the archaeological site of Qumran and its Dead Sea Scrolls, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has warned.

The scrolls, discovered in the Qumran caves in the mid 20th century, date from biblical times and comprise from hand-written manuscripts of great historical and religious importance.

Palestinians and their supporters argue that they were discovered in the West Bank and this makes them Palestinian by right, even though the area was a British colony…