Israel Imposes Taxes on Churches and UN Properties in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israel has begun imposing taxes on properties owned by churches and the U.N. in occupied East Jerusalem, Israel Hayom. Israel’s Jerusalem municipality is set to earn tens of millions of dollars in taxes on almost 900 church- and U.N.-owned properties in the city. “The municipality has informed the Finance Ministry and the prime minister’s office that it would henceforth demand that churches and U.N.-affiliated institutions [in East Jerusalem] pay taxes on their respective properties. Earlier this week, Jerusalem’s municipal authorities imposed restrictions on the local bank accounts of the evangelical, Armenian and Roman churches, citing their non-payment of back property taxes.
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