Thursday, October 26, the newspaper «Haaretz» published an article of NIR Hasson on real estate transactions, committed by the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. We are talking about the land and buildings in Jerusalem, which, according to the author, was sold at low prices to companies registered in offshore zones.
So, some unknown company has acquired over 850 thousand dollars a three-story office building on the street and Melech David, which is considered one of the most prestigious streets of Jerusalem.
On the next street Hess for 2.5 million dollars was sold the 6-story building with Parking. In the area of the Tank for 350 thousand dollars was sold the plot of land area of 2.3 dunums.
These deals aroused the discontent of the Israeli politicians who threaten to seize land from the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, the Christian community of Jerusalem and the nonprofit organization «Ateret Cohanim».
Now Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem conducts outreach company, in which he met with Pope Francis, king Abdullah II of Jordan and head of the Palestinian government, Rami Hamdallah.
The Patriarch claims that there were no secret deals, all of the buyer are respected businessmen, and the prices are not underestimated.
It should be noted that many Palestinian media quoted the publication of the newspaper «Haaretz» as further evidence of Israel’s desire to «judaise Jerusalem.»