A Palestinian farmer has unearthed the head of a 4,500-year-old statue of Anat, an idol of the ancient people driven out of the Promised Land by the Israelites for breaking G-d's commandments and worshiping false gods. The limestone statue stands roughly 8 inches tall. Carved into the head is a face donning a serpent as a crown. Anat was an idol of the Canaanites, a group of people G-d ordered to be driven out of Israel in the Old Testament. The Hamas-run Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the head’s discovery during a press conference in Gaza on Tuesday. The New Arab reported that Jamal Abu Rida, the ministry’s director-general of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, estimated that the statue dates back to 2,500 B.C. [tweet_embed] May 3, 2022[/tweet_embed] “Anat was the goddess of love, beauty and war in the Canaanite mythology,” Abu Rida stated. Abu Rida asserted that the statue drove a political point, declaring that its “presence” disproves “the Zionist claim that the land of Palestine is a land without a people for a people without a land.” He also insisted that the farmer who made the discovery, Nidal Abu Eid, found the artifact on Monday in the al-Qarara town of Khan Younis. “I found it by chance when I was cultivating my land. It was muddy but when I washed it with water, I realized that it is a precious thing", Abu Eid told The New Arab. The farmer initially considered selling the goddess statue but changed his mind when an archaeologist informed him of its “great archaeological value.” [tweet_embed] May 3, 2022[/tweet_embed] “I am so proud that our land still has great archaeological values,” Abu Eid exclaimed. “It means that this land is ours and we have a civilization and history for thousands of years B.C. since the Canaanite times.” [tweet_embed] May 3, 2022[/tweet_embed] According to a BBC report, the Anat statue is on display in one of Gaza’s few museums in Qasr al-Basha. Due to mounting tensions between Israel and the Hamas-occupied territory, many Gazans are reportedly leaving sarcastic comments on social media about how the discovery of a goddess associated with war seems fitting.