East Jerusalem: Visitors 'heartbroken' over Holy Sepulchre closure

SOT, Betsy Hansbury, Tourist from New York, USA (English): «It is heartbreaking. I look forward to coming back and seeing it again.» Tourists and pilgrims expressed their disappointment as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was closed for a third day on Tuesday. «As a visitor I feel we are taken in between and it's a bit sad on both sides, actually,» French tourist Francois Mieg... Еще said. The holy site was closed on Sunday by Church leaders in a protest against Israeli government legislation that would allow the state to expropriate sold Church property. Supporters of the bill argue that it is not meant to target the Church's jurisdiction over its property, but to manage it in case land rights are sold to a third party.

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