Silwan is a predominantly Palestinian neighborhood on the outskirts of the . Forty Jewish families also live in the area. Silwan is located in .

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The Pool of Siloam refers to a number of rock-cut pools on the southern slope of the City of David… Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

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The or Mughrabi Gate, or Silwan Gate is one of the Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Berthold Werner, Public domain.

The , Wailing Wall, Kosel or Kotel, known in Islam as the Buraq Wall, is an ancient limestone wall in the . Photo: Ralf Roletschek, GFDL.

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also known in Arabic as Bab Harat al-Yahud, or Bab an-Nabi Dawud, is one of eight Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Berthold Werner, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is a mixed Jewish and Arab neighborhood in , built on an eminence south of the Old City. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

is a Palestinian neighborhood in , located southeast of the , overlooking Silwan to the south, and to the east, and the to the north. Photo: Rhododendrites, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Jerusalem is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries and the United Nations do not recognize it as Israel's capital. Photo: Eman, CC0.


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