Church leaders in Jerusalem say they've closed it to protest against new taxation policies and a proposed new property law -which they're calling a land grab.
A group of Christian leaders has closed the famous Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest of Israeli taxation and land policy. In a statement, they said that Christians in the region were under attack.
Israel has suspended a plan to tax Church property in Jerusalem following a backlash. In response, Christian leaders have re-opened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre after closing it due to the controversial measures.
Argentina were set to play in Jerusalem ahead of the World Cup in Russia. But the game has been called off after a top Palestinian soccer official called on Arabs to burn Messi posters if Saturday's match went ahead.
Israel's top court has upheld the use of lethal force against Palestinians amid weeks of protests on the Gaza border. The court said the protests took place in the context of Israel's long-running conflict with Hamas.
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