Bab al-Huta

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Map of the Muslim Quarter

Bab al-Huta is a neighborhood in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem that borders the eastern entrance to the Dome of the Rock's complex and Herod's Gate.

History[edit]

Around the end of the 19th century, Jews were a majority of Jerusalem's population, and began to spread out of the Jewish Quarter into the Muslim Quarter, including Bab al-Huta. By 1948, however, there were few Jews remaining in the neighborhood. According to Pierre van Paassen, one of the causes of that were that the 1929 riots incited by Haj Amin al-Husseini were directed against the Jewish immigrants of Bab al-Huta, who increased in number with the rise of Zionism.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The neighborhood is considered one of the poorest areas in the Old City. It is home to the Dom Romani community of the Old City, known in Arabic as al-Nawar, led by mukhtar Abed-Alhakim Mohammed Deeb Salim.[2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ELLIOTT A. GREEN. The Land of Israel and Jerusalem in 1900.
  2. ^ Selig, Abe. Jerusalem’s Herod’s Gate receives face-lift. 06/29/2010. Jerusalem Post
  3. ^ A People Apart: The Romani community seeks recognition. By Eetta Prince-Gibson. Dom Research Center. 2001
  4. ^ Danny Rubinstein. People / Steve Sabella: Blurring the lines. Haaretz. 2005
  5. ^ Joseph B. Glass and Rassem Khamaisi. Report on the Socio-Economic Conditions in the Old City of Jerusalem. Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. p.4

Coordinates: 31°46′55″N 35°14′07″E / 31.78194°N 35.23528°E / 31.78194; 35.23528