Thousands of Christians gather in Jerusalem for Easter
On Sunday, Christians around the world celebrated the Easter holiday, and thousands of pilgrims gathered at the Church of the holy Sepulchre, where Christians believe that Jesus ascended into heaven two thousand years ago. The traditional procession of pilgrims from Bethlehem to Jerusalem was, however, prevented due to the Israeli Wall blocking the way.
Israeli military officials granted permits to thousands of Palestinian Christians, including dozens from the Gaza Strip, according to an Israeli spokesperson – this marks the largest number of permits granted since 2000, when the second Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation began.
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