Church leaders angry with Israeli land expropriation bill | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Church leaders angry with Israeli land expropriation bill

The leaders of three main churches in Jerusalem sent a message on Monday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to scrap the draft bill that proposes to allow his government to expropriate church land in the Holy City, news agencies have reported.

The heads of the Armenian, Greek Orthodox and Catholic Churches accused the Israeli occupation of failing to commit to a deal reached earlier this year that stipulated the formation of a committee to solve the crisis surrounding this issue.

The letter was sent after Rachel Azaria MK re-submitted the bill with very few changes from its original draft. However, the Israeli government pledged to scrap it when the crisis, which led to the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, deepened.

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