Bab al-Huta is a neighborhood in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem to the north of the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount). It is named after the gate in the Haram compound which is Arabic for "Forgiveness Gate".
In the late 15th century, Mujir ad-Din described it as one of the largest quarters in Jerusalem. A census taken by the Ottoman authority registered only Muslims in the quarter. At the beginning of the 20-th century, the quarter had boundaries defined as follows:
- North and East - the city walls between St Stephen's and Herod gates.
- South - the north side of the Temple Mount.
- West - Zawiyat el-Hunud Street, 'Aqabet er-Rahibat, Bab el-Ghawanima Street.
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.
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