Addition To Yerushalayim Security Wall


After years of legal and public battles, Yerushalayim’s security wall is to be extended in the south. It will cut off the Palestinian villages of al-Walaja and Battir northwest of Beis Lechem from Jewish parts of the city, Haaretz reported. Much of the walled off land will become part of a new Yerushalayim park, including the al-Hanya Spring.

Al-Walaja is home to al-Badawi, an ancient olive tree claimed to be the oldest in the world, while Battir has been identified as ancient Beitar, the last stronghold during the second Jewish revolt against Rome.

{ Israel News Bureau} 


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