Dozens of people, including several Israeli police officers, were slightly hurt in the brawl at the shrine, built over the spot where tradition says Jesus was crucified and buried. . . .
Custody of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is shared by several denominations that jealously guard territory and responsibilities under a fragile deal hammered out over the last centuries. Any perceived encroachment on one group's turf can lead to vicious feuds, sometimes lasting hundreds of years.
Source: "Greek Orthodox, Franciscan priests brawl over opening of door in Jerusalem basilica", by Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press, 9/27/2004.