Palestinian Christians: Israeli Police Spoiling Easter Celebrations in Jerusalem

Israel's High Court is weighing a petition to prevent security forces from approaching the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Easter Eve.

Palestinian Christians are awaiting a High Court of Justice ruling on a petition asking the state and the Israel Police to drop the heavy movement and security restrictions that have prevented worshipers from accessing holy sites in East Jerusalem on Holy Saturday during the past several years. Holy Saturday, which is the day before Easter, falls this year on April 19.