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Yes, this is just a gate, but when you look to the right and left, you can see the many-many indentions left by bullets. A sign that peace is appreciated. We felt safe entering this gate, but be forewarned that there is vehicular traffic.
As we stood outside the Zion Gate (be careful there is vehicular traffic using this gate) witnessing all of the damage done in the past by firearms, I realized how much trouble this ancient city has seen. The pockmarked surfaces of the walls stones truly...More
Zion Gate is amazing. As a licensed tour guide I tour there all the time. The present Zion Gate was built by Suliman the Magnificent in 1538-40. The original Zion Gate from 2nd Temple times is just East of today's gate. In 1948, the infant...More
We had the opportunity to visit this place during a pilgrimage tour of Holy land. One can see numerous bullet holes, in the outside walls of the Zion gate which was a result of the Israeli assault in May 1948 during the independence war. Near...More
This gate is on the southern side. The entry is from a somewhat narrow walkway adjacent to the churches. It is ancient and historic- it is in a perpendicular shape- to make it more difficult to invade the city. There are turret observation posts to...More
The walled city of Jerusalem has several gates. This gate is historical as it was the site of an important battle during Israel's fight for independence in 1948. You can't help but see the hundreds of bullet holes in this gate and the surrounding wall.