Tramline to be built through the territory of the Gornensky Convent in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, March 18, 2013

The municipal administration of Jerusalem is intending to take land from the Gornensky Convent in order to build a tramline connecting residential neighborhoodsof Jerusalem with the biggest medical centre in Israel - the Hadassa Hospital. According to the municipal plans, the branch line will pass only 10 meters away from All Saints' Church.

Israeli law allows the requisition of up to 40% of private area for government needs.

According to the website of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, some years ago a road to the hospital was built through land the Convent owns. There was no compensation for splitting the territory in half with the building of the road.


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