Clarification regarding settlers turning church compound into a new settlement

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Posted 24 May 2015

The Church of Sweden last week inssued a statement indicating: “In today’s Haaretz, May 22, there is an article about the development of a new settlement between Hebron and Jerusalem. In the article, a source claims that the property is owned by the Swedish church. Church of Sweden would like to clarify that it does not own the property (land or buildings) mentioned in the article and has never done so. Our close partner, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, is also not involved in the site.

CONTACT:

Erik Apelgårdh, Team leader Middle east, Church of Sweden, mobile +46(0)703088138