Leaders of Jerusalem churches on Monday warned of an Israeli plan to confiscate church-owned lands in the occupied city.
In a Feb. 18 letter to Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg, they called for halting a plan to expand an Israeli park to the Olive Mount in East Jerusalem.
The letter was signed by leaders of Greek Orthodox, Catholic, and Armenian churches.
They said the Olive Mount is one of the sacred places in Christianity.
It hosts holy sites visited by millions of Christians worldwide.
Copies of the letter also were sent to the Consuls-General of Turkey, France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Sweden in Jerusalem.