Christian Orthodox worshipers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, on April 30, 2016, during the Orthodox Easter ceremonies. AFP / THOMAS COEX
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Christians in Jerusalem said Thursday that they are hoping for an "open Jerusalem" ahead of Passover and Easter celebrations in the city.Palestinian Christians from the West Bank and Gaza receive special permits to enter Jerusalem for Easter, where the traditional sites of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection are located in the Israeli-occupied east of the city.In 1980, the Jewish state annexed east Jerusalem in an act never recognized by the international community.Israel says the whole city is its united capital, while the Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.Sites holy to Christians, Muslims and Jews are on the east side, under Israeli control.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE