Jerusalem’s Christian churches resist Israeli settlers

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Churches in Jerusalem are up in arms against Jewish “radicals” who are settling in the Christian Quarter and threatening a fragile religious balance in the ancient Holy City. “We have a major problem here,” said Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus III in Jerusalem’s Old City, which is split into historic Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian quarters. “Jerusalem also has her Christian character, and that is what is threatened,” he told AFP, as Christian worshippers readied for Easter celebrations. The patriarch charged that hardline Jewish settlers, known for trying to take over properties of…

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