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Friday, 19 August 2022 09:01 GMT

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed until further notice


(MENAFN) On Monday, Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was buried, remained shut in protest at Israeli tax procedures and a proposed property law.

On Sunday, Christian leaders took the infrequent step of closing the church, seen as the holiest site in Christianity, in a bid to pressure Israeli authorities into abandoning the measures.

Christian leaders have been raged Israeli authorities in Jerusalem attempts to impose tax collection on church property they consider commercial, saying exemptions only apply to places of worship or religious teaching.

The church remained closed on Monday morning, with church officials saying it was not clear when it would reopen.

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