Our hotel passes through Damascus many times a day. Outside it is a busy Arab market with snacks, clothes and so on. We are not afraid of the silence of the Sabbath. There are two stations near by foot. The bigger one can have a car to Bethlehem, Palestine, etc. The 231 flights are denser.
On December 7, protests at the Damascus Gate intensified N-fold inside and outside the old city.
One of the eight gates in Jerusalem, the hotel is near Damascus Gate. In the days of Jerusalem, it passes by every day, nearest to the Temple of the Holy Tomb. It is also the best to find. The old city of Jerusalem is like a labyrinth, which can only be easily found by Damascus Gate as a sign.
Damascus Gate, also known as Shechem Gate or Nablus Gate, is located on the northern side of the old city of Jerusalem, on the edge of the Arab market. Originally built during the Second Temple period, the existing gates were built in 1542 by Suleiman the Great of the Ottoman Empire.
Out of Damascus, I lament that Jerusalem is really a messy version of Dubrovnik. There are only a few kinds of vegetable stalls in the Arab market.
Damascus Gate is the largest city gate in the old city. Every night outside Damascus Gate, there are vendors'night markets. They can stroll around. Under the illumination of the lights, the whole city gate is blown golden and magnificent. There is also a bus stop near Damascus Gate, from which you can get to Bethlehem and Hebron in the Palestinian area by bus.
Outside the Old City of Jerusalem, the outline of the wall is marked by landscape lights. Traffic jams on one side of the street, but we can't hear the loudspeaker. Sometimes there are high Arabic music coming from the window, and soldiers talking idly on the other side of the road, which once again subverts our impression of Jerusalem. When we get to Damascus Gate, we are all thrilled. Damascus Gate is beautiful at night. So, in spite of the security problems, he entered the gate and peeped into the living conditions of Arab residents in the Islamic region. But new arrivals always have some doubts and uncertainties, so they are not too deep.