Jordan wants the Dead Sea Scrolls back
Published on January 12th, 2010 | by Admin2
Jordan has complained to the United Nations in a bid to retrieve the Dead Sea Scrolls, which it claims Israel stole from them in 1967 during the Six-Day War.
“So far, Canada has reservations. We are still studying our options,” Tourism and Antiquities Minister Maha Khatib told AFP, without elaborating.
A Canadian foreign ministry spokesman told AFP earlier this month that “it would not be appropriate for Canada to intervene” in differences between Jordan and Israel over the scrolls.
In April, top Palestinian officials called on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to step in to cancel the exhibition.