Palestinians inch closer to the border fence separating Israel and Gaza on May 14, 2018 in a camp east of Gaza City, Gaza.
Rocket sirens sound in Gaza border communities Another round of rocket sirens sounded in Gaza border communities overnight Tuesday, just hours after a barrage of rockets were fired at central Israel.
In 2017, Hamas bulldozed over the excavation site of Tel Es-Sakan, a 25-acre Canaanite city that was built more than 1,000 years before the pyramids and discovered in 1998.
Tension followed the 2013 military coup against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who along with his Muslim Brotherhood party, was an ideological ally of Hamas.
But discovered antiquities frequently disappear and development projects are given priority over the preservation of archaeological sites beneath the urban sprawl needed to accommodate 2.
Also this week, antiquities authorities in Egypt said archaeologists in the Sinai Peninsula.