An Israeli man who was told to dig a gravel pit to remove a bird’s headstone said the process was painful.
Gilad Paz said he started digging on the day he received the stone and discovered it was filled with bird gravel.
He said the gravel was a mix of sand, gravel, gravel and other materials.
“I tried to dig it out, but it was too big for me.
So I went to the garden and took some pictures and then I took some videos,” he said.”
It was very painful.
It was a very painful experience.
I couldn’t stop crying.”
The incident has come to light as Israel is preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary as a Jewish state, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu taking to the stage on Tuesday to announce a series of new laws aimed at protecting Jewish religious values.
The new laws will include the creation of a “Jewish state,” which would be an entity that is independent of any other country and would include the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.
Israel would also be given more autonomy over borders, a move that some analysts have argued could open the door to a future Palestinian state.
But Paz, who works as a gynaecologist, said he did not see a problem with the process.
“For me it’s no problem.
The fact that it’s a Jewish headstone was nothing to me.
I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of,” he told The Jerusalem Report.”
We don’t have a problem.
It’s not like it’s going to be destroyed.
I think it was just a problem for me to go and find it.”
A man digs a hole in a garden in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, west of Ramallah, on February 18, 2021.(AFP/File)Paz said his only objection was that he had already received the headstone from a local authority.
He added: “It’s an important stone and it’s in a good place.
I feel that I should have given it to a local [authority] and I didn’t.
I had no choice.”‘
A sign of national pride’Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he hoped the law would make the Israeli people proud of their heritage.
“Israel is a country that celebrates the national pride and the national unity of our people, and it is a sign of our national pride,” he wrote on Twitter.
“This is why we should act in a way that will strengthen this unity, so that it can continue to be a beacon of hope for the whole world.”‘
It’s not a religious issue’The headstone is being examined by Israel’s Antiquities Authority, the body that regulates the use of archaeological digs.
The Israeli Culture Ministry is also investigating the matter.