Wadi al-Joz

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Wadi al-Joz (Arabic: وادي الجوز‎), also Wadi Joz, (Valley of the Walnuts), is an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem, located at the head of the Kidron Valley, north of the Old City. The population of Wadi Joz is 13,000.[1]

The Wadi Joz neighborhood is located 750 meters above sea level in the Egoz Valley (Nahal Egoz). The neighborhood was established outside Herod's Gate in the late 19th century when wealthy Arab families built summer houses there. In the early 1900s, an oil depot and distribution center was established there.[1]

In 2007, a neighborhood association was formed to push for improvements in local services and infrastructure.[2]

The neighborhood's main mosque is the Abdeen Mosque built in 1939. Another mosque is the Hejazi Mosque built later in the 20th century.[3]

The Cave of the Ramban, located in 'Uthman Ibn 'Afan Street, is considered by some Jews to be the burial place of Nahmanides.

Notable residents[edit]


Coordinates: 31°47′20″N 35°14′16″E / 31.788833°N 35.237817°E / 31.788833; 35.237817