Nahalat Shiv'a

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Rivlin Street, Nahalat Shiv'a
Map of Nachalat Shiv'a Neighborhood, Jerusalem 1 Hillel Street 2 Ben Sira 3 Yafo 4 Shamai 5 Ben Yehuda 6 Generali B Kikar Tzion

Nahalat Shiv'a (Hebrew: נחלת שבעה‎‎) is a former courtyard neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel. It was the third neighborhood built outside the Old City of Jerusalem in the 1860s. Today it is a crowded pedestrian promenade lined with sidewalk cafes. It is considered part of the larger Nachlaot neighborhood.

History[edit]

Nahalat Shiv'a was the third residential neighborhood built outside the city walls. It was founded in 1869 as a cooperative effort by seven Jerusalem families who pooled their funds to purchase the land and build homes. the actual process of the land buying there are 2 different stories yosef Rivlin's and Yoel Moshe Salomon's (יואל משה סלומון) Rivlin claimed he raised the money on a trip to russia in 1559 while solomon claimed it was his idea [1] Lots were cast and founder Yosef Rivlin won the right to build the first house in the neighborhood.[2] In 1873, milk cows were imported from Amsterdam and a dairy was opened in Nahalat Shiv'a. A carriage service to Jaffa Gate was inaugurated that summer.[3]

Terrorist incidents[edit]

On October 9, 1994, Hamas carried out a shooting spree in Nahalat Shiv'a, using two Palestinian Authority policemen defectors.[4] Two people were killed and 16 wounded. Ma'ayan Levy, 19, and Samir Mugrabi, 35, were killed in the attack.[5]

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Coordinates: 31°46′49″N 35°13′09″E / 31.780373°N 35.219266°E / 31.780373; 35.219266