Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church closes in tax protest

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Religious leaders say Israeli legislation is attempt to weaken Christian presence in area

The heads of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, considered the holiest site in Christianity, have shuttered its doors to protest against a new tax and a piece of Israeli legislation that will allow the government to confiscate church land.

In the rare step not seen for close to three decades, church leaders accused Israel of a “systematic and unprecedented attack against Christians in the Holy Land”.

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