The deputies of the Jordanian Parliament demanded that the government of the Kingdom to make the Greek Patriarchate of Jerusalem to terminate the transaction on the sale of Israeli entrepreneurs 50 hectares of land in the center of Jerusalem. About it reports a site «Arutz 7».
Condemned the deal and the Palestinian national authority. According to her published statement, the debt of the Patriarchate to preserve the Christian possession, using them to strengthen the presence of Christians in the Palestinian territories.
The deal, concluded six years ago, and having not only economic but also political aspect, it became known thanks to a lawsuit against the Metropolitan government filed in the Jerusalem district court.
It turned out that the Greek Patriarchate was sold to the group of Israeli investors plots with a total area of 50 hectares, located in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Rehavia, Talbia and Niot. These areas since 1951, leased the Jewish national Fund.
In total there are about 200 plots. They located the theatre «Khan», part of the Israel Museum, the Central synagogue, the center of the heritage of Menachem begin and other public buildings.
The amount of the transaction, concluded in 2011 by Patriarch Theophilus the Third, not reported. Unknown and names of buyers. The sites were acquired by the company «NIAT Komemiyut Ascot», which is represented by a lawyer Noam Ben David.
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