Christians in Jerusalem mark Good Friday amid tensions in region

Jerusalem, Apr 15 (EFE).- Hundreds of Christians celebrated Good Friday in the Old City of Jerusalem amid growing tension.

Fridays’ ceremony, usually silent and spiritual, was marked by a heavy security operation in the city’s old town after over 150 Palestinans and three Israeli soldiers were injured during clashes at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem in the morning.

The confrontations follow a series of violent incidents in the occupied West Bank and across Israel that have left 39 people dead in less than a month.

But despite the tension, a few hundred people were able to gather for the religious ceremony, which took place in a reduced version.

“Being here means everything to me, because it is the land where Jesus lived,” Laura Bustos, from Huelva, Spain, tells Efe.

“This is a very interesting land, full of mystery, full of conflict but also full of love,” she adds. EFE


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