Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  12/10/2012, Kislev 26, 5773

Govt., City to Foot Water Bill for Old City Church


The Israeli government has volunteered to pay a NIS 9 million ($2.3 million) water bill for the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Church has not paid its water bill for the past 8 years, and after negotiations, the government and the municipality of Jerusalem have taken it upon themselves to pay the Gihon water company for the Church's water usage.