JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Jordanian government has asked the United Nations to help it take the Dead Sea Scrolls from Israel.
Jordan last week filed a complaint with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, claiming that Israel stole the 900 ancient religious text fragments from an eastern Jerusalem museum during the Six-Day War in 1967.
Canada rejected a request by Jordan earlier this month to confiscate the documents under international law. The scrolls are on display through Sunday at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
A Jordanian antiquities official said in a statement that Jordan has documents to prove it owns the scrolls.