Jerusalem, April 24, 2013
The Convent possesses all documents on this land including a site plan from the year 1912.
Attempts of the lawyer of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem Samiha Shleipi to urge the Palestinian police to stop the construction work brought no results. The mediation of the embassy of Cyprus did not help either—it intervened in the situation after threats to the nuns began to pour in (5 out of 7 sisters are Cypriots).
According to the Romfea agency, the building is
being constructed at a feverish pace and work is
continuing 24 hours a day to complete the building and no
one has been able to stop it yet.