At-Tur (Mount of Olives)

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Pater Noster Church in a-Tur

At-Tur (Arabic: الطور‎, lit. "The Mount" in Arabic) is an Arab majority neighborhood on the Mount of Olives approximately 1 km east of the Old City of Jerusalem. At-Tur is situated in East Jerusalem,[1] which was annexed by Israel after the Six-Day War in 1967.

In 1596, the village appeared as Tur Zayta in Ottoman tax registers as being in the Nahiya of Quds of the Liwa of Quds. It had a population of 48 Muslim households and 8 bachelors, and paid taxes on wheat, barley, vines or fruit trees, and goats or beehives.[2]

At-Tur has a population of 18,150, mostly Muslim Arabs with a small Christian minority. Landmarks in At-Tur include the Augusta Victoria Hospital, the Church and Convent of Pater Noster, where the Lord's Prayer is inscribed in 110 languages,[3][4] and the Seven Arches Hotel.[5]

Al-Makassed Hospital, a 250-bed medical facility with in-patient and out-patient services is located in At-Tur.[6]

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  1. ^ "Building and Infrastructure Development in East Jerusalem" (Press release). Municipality of Jerusalem. 3 March 1997. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  2. ^ Wolf-Dieter Hütteroth and Kamal Abdulfattah (1977). Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. p. 118. 
  3. ^ The Pater Noster Church on the Mount of Olives
  4. ^ Church of the Pater Noster - Jerusalem, Israel
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  6. ^ BioJerusalem - Al-Makassed Hospital

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Coordinates: 31°46′49″N 35°14′47″E / 31.78028°N 35.24639°E / 31.78028; 35.24639