The incident, attempted by an Arab woman, reportedly occurred near the Lions’ Gate entrance to the Temple Mount holy site.
Established in 1872, it dominated the skyline of the Old City’s Jewish Quarter until its destruction after the Jordanian Army captured the Old City during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence.
The valley houses the earliest tombs in the most ancient Jewish cemetery in the world, including Zechariah’s Tomb, the Tomb of the Sons of Hezir and Absalom’s Tomb.
Armenia’s Foreign Ministry on Monday voiced its “concern” over the weekend attacks targeting Armenians in Jerusalem.
“In the eras of knights’ battles, swords, arrows, and charging cavalry, the fortifications of Jerusalem were formidable and complex,” said archaeologist Amit Re’em.
A “Palestinian” terrorist opened fire at police in the Old City and was neutralized.
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During the week of Passover, Ateret Cohanim is offering free guided tours of the Old City’s Muslim Quarter, giving Jewish and Christian visitors a rare opportunity to see first hand an unknown part of the saga of the Jews’ ongoing return to Jerusalem.
Jews are often reminded – from liturgy to songs and rituals – to never forget Jerusalem. The Jewish people are additionally reminded of the centrality of Jerusalem through particularly Jerusalem-focused holidays.
Projects include an elevator that will lead from the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall plaza that is accessible for the disabled; a renovation of the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, which was destroyed in 1948; and improved shade and outdoor facilities.