A worshipper lights a candle as she visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo
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Christians in the Gaza Strip have yet to receive any permits to go to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter, they said Tuesday.The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said church authorities had applied for around 600 permits for Gazans to travel, but had not received any, three days before Good Friday.In Gaza, George Antone of the Latin Patriarchate said Israel allowed nearly 570 Christians in total out of Gaza last year, and hoped they would make it again this time.Christian leaders said U.S. President Donald Trump's decision in December to recognize Jerusalem -- sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- as Israel's capital could embolden Israeli authorities' restrictions to their holy sites.
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