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Circling Jerusalem’s Wall

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

On Saturday night, a large group of Jews participated in a walk around the walls of the old city of Jerusalem, as they have done on the night of the 9th of Av for the past 18 years.

Israeli police were on hand in case of violence when the marchers said Lamentations near the Damascus Gate.

Back in May, the Police sought to change the route of the 9th of Av walk to avoid going near the Muslim Quarter, citing the fact that this year Ramadan falls on the month of Av and the walk would therefore provoke an Arab hostile reaction.

Women in Green appealed the police decision and won.

 

 

Sitting on the Kotel floor during Tisha B’Av

Photo by the Tazpit News Agency

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/photos/circling-jerusalems-wall/2012/07/29/

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