The visit of the delegation on Church issues of the Supreme Presidential Committee of Palestine to Armenia has ended. In the city of Armenia, they held talks with President Armen Sarkissyan and Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan. The press release about the meetings noted that “issues related to the Armenian rich historical, cultural and religious heritage in the Holy Land were discussed.” It is part of this heritage that is the land plot, the lease of which has become the reason for such discussions and rumors. The Palestinian official indirectly accuses the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nurkhan of ” facilitating the implementation of the Israeli occupation program”.

The Palestinian rulers are very sensitive to the attempts of Israel’s strong assertion on the lands belonging to the Armenian Patriarchate and see this as an attempt to create conditions for the revision of the internationally recognized status of Jerusalem. From all this, it is obvious that both the Holy Surb Ator Armenian Apostolic Church and the political leadership of Armenia will indirectly participate in resolving the disputed issue. This allows us to hope that all threats capable of shaking the foundations of the 1600-year-old Armenian presence in the Holy City will eventually be eliminated.