WEB Notes: This sounds like a mess. Some properties were leased some are owned. Hopefully more information will come out about this one…
Israel has always been a tough place for Christianity in the modern age. There has always been a large effort to push Christians out of the Holy Land.
Heads of churches in Jerusalem on Monday criticized what they see as a breach of the status quo in the capital, claiming there is a “systematic attempt to undermine the integrity of the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and to weaken the Christian presence.”
In a joint statement the leaders said, “We now find ourselves united once again in condemning recent further encroachment on the status quo,” the churches said. “In such matters as this, the Heads of the Churches are resolute and united in our opposition to any action by any authority or group that undermines those laws, agreements, and regulations that have ordered our life for centuries.”