At the Church of the Holy sepulchre was a conflict between the police and the clergy

© RIA Novosti / Christina to Afanasevicha in fotobanka of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Archival photo.At the Church of the Holy sepulchre was a conflict between the police and the clergy© RIA Novosti / Christina to Afanasevicha the image Bank

Israeli police entered into a scuffle with a group of Christian clergy at the entrance to Jerusalem Church of the Holy sepulchre and detained one of them, said the representatives of both parties.

Under the version of law enforcement bodies, the conflict at the Shrine, which is worshiped as the place of execution and resurrection of Jesus arose because of the refusal of the Coptic clergy to admit to belonging to them the chapel of the Church of representatives of the Israel antiquities authority for the holding of urgent repairs.

«Because they disobeyed orders from the police were given the order to evacuate them. One of them… police were forced to detain. He grossly violated public order and even tried to attack the officers,» — said the law enforcement authorities, adding that before that they made an unsuccessful attempt negotiations with the priests.

Greek-Orthodox Archbishop Theodosius published in Facebook photos and videos of detention, which shows how the police put the cuffs on lying on the ground a man in a black vestment of a Coptic priest and take him away, holding hands and feet. Their colleagues are forcing several Copts from the entrance to the temple complex.

In social networks appeared later video released from custody a priest who shows the marks from the handcuffs on your wrist and a graze on his forehead.

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