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Young Gazans mobilize to save Palestine's oldest archaeological site

A youth movement emerges spontaneously to prevent the demolition of Tall al-Sakan, the oldest archaeological site in Gaza.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Young people launched a trending hashtag to urge the Palestinian Council of Ministers in its Oct. 17 session to halt all forms of pre-construction work at the archaeological Tall es-Sakan site in the northern Gaza Strip.

The young Palestinians launched an Arabic hashtag that translates as "Save Tall es-Sakan," which went viral on social media and was highly covered by newspapers and news websites. On Oct. 13, a youth group gathered at the historical site of Tall es-Sakan and protested the ongoing soil-moving operations.

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