Bitter Dispute Over Church of Holy Sepulchre Cellar Resolved After Two Decades

A cellar beneath a Palestinian grocery in Jerusalem’s Old City was the focus of a violent spat between the storeowners and the church. One abduction and diplomatic crisis later, the sides have now been ordered to build a dividing wall.

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Two groups of individuals met in a subterranean chamber in Jerusalem’s Old City just over a week ago, in a bid to conclude an extraordinary 20-year dispute.