Holy Sepulchre Reopens

Three days after Christian leaders closed The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, it has now reopened.  

The Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity reopened on Wednesday after a three-day closure to protest against Israeli measures.

The closure had left thousands of visitors locked outside.

Leaders had said the church would be closed indefinitely. 

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

A proposed law that Christian leaders say would allow Israel to expropriate church land is also to be reconsidered. 

A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said:

"A professional team would be appointed to come up with a solution to the tax measures imposed by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem."

Christian leaders released a statement in response, thanking God and offering "gratitude to all those who have worked tirelessly to uphold the Christian presence in Jerusalem".