Jordan king says Christianity ‘under fire’ in Jerusalem

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II slammed Israel on Tuesday for putting Christian holy sites in Jerusalem in danger. “The rights of churches in Jerusalem are threatened,” King Abdullah said during his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. “Christianity in the holy city is under fire… this cannot continue.” He made his comments prior to meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, the second meeting between the two leaders, where the issue of Israeli raids on Jerusalem holy sites was raised. The king said that as custodian of both Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, …

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