16:12 GMT26 January 2021
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    TEL AVIV, (Sputnik) - A man has been detained trying to set on fire a church in Jerusalem's Gethsemane garden, the police told Sputnik on Friday.

    "There was an arson attempt inside the church. One of the benches sustained minor damage ... He [the culprit] was apprehended by a security guard who then called the police and handed him over to law enforcement," police spokesman Michael Singerman said.

    The spokesman added that the arsonist was a 49-year-old resident of Jerusalem.

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