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Al Wad/Hagaii Street, street with two names - heavily guarded street - Jerusalem Old City - Israel
Middle East
Al Wad/Hagaii, street with two names. Hagai Street is an important access road for both religions. For Muslims, it leads to most of the gates of the Temple Mount. And for ultra-Orthodox Jews (also known as Haredim), it’s the route that leads from their neighborhoods north of the Old City to the Western Wall. But in the past decade, the tension level has risen rapidly as a relatively new group entered the picture: the Temple Mount movements. Their rise derives from deep undercurrents among the religious-Zionist community in regard to the Temple Mount.
Copyright: Zoran Strajin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12002x6001
Taken: 25/07/2017
Uploaded: 29/04/2018
Updated: 07/05/2018


Tags: al wad street; jerusalem; old city; police; guards; street; al wad; haggai; israel
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