Zion Gate, Jerusalem

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Zion Gate also known in Arabic as Bab Harat al-Yahud, or Bab an-Nabi Dawud, is one of eight gates in the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Zion Gate was built in July 1540, west of the location of the medieval gate, which was a direct continuation of the Street of the Jews . Six sentry towers were erected in the southern segment of the wall, four of them situated in the Mount Zion section.
In the second half of the nineteenth century, a leper colony, slaughter house and livestock market were situated in the vicinity of Zion Gate. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, shops were built along the length of the southern wall which were torn down during the British Mandate.
On May 13, 1948, as the British Army withdrew from Jerusalem, a major from the Suffolk Regiment presented Mordechai Weingarten with the key for the Zion Gate.
In 2008, restoration work was carried out on the gate, marking its 468th birthday.
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