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Christian holy site in Jerusalem to reopen Wednesday after protest: churches


AFP Jerusalem
Christian leaders in Jerusalem said that they would on Wednesday reopen the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre, closed since the weekend in protest at Israeli tax measures.

"We hereby announce that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre... will be reopened to the pilgrims tomorrow, February 28th, 2018 at 4:00 AM (0200 GMT)," said a joint statement issued on Tuesday night.

The announcement came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said a "professional team" would be appointed to resolve the financial dispute.

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First Published: Feb 28 2018 | 1:45 AM IST

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