Mughrabi Bridge: Open–Shut

The news that

the Mughrabi Bridge was reopened

inspired a trip to the Old City today.

Entering the Old City by way of Jaffa Gate

as two beautiful horses were leaving,

meant having to be extra careful walking on the stones.

The scene outside the Kotel, Western Wall Plaza, seemed quiet and normal.

But there was one thing I really wanted to see today and there it was inside…

the fire engine that was there to keep the entire Middle East from igniting.

In case this wooden structure leading to the Temple Mount catches on fire,

this fire truck will be there to save everyone.

The Kotel, the Western Wall Plaza,

was the background for TV cameras,

 as both international journalists

and international sport teams were visiting today.

Wonder if they noticed that at 2:00pm,

the fire truck left.

For Muslims there are ten different entrances to the Temple Mount,

for Jews and other non-Muslims, this gate is, or was, the only way to go.

As Hamas celebrates 24 years,

I wonder if any of them have actually seen what the fuss is all about?

But they are so proud to have killed 1,365 Israelis and wounded over 6,000

in these last 24 years…would they care?

Post from two weeks ago on Mughrabi Bridge:

Mughrabi Bridge

13 thoughts on “Mughrabi Bridge: Open–Shut

  • December 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I would like to request permission to use your photos from time to time on my website

    I would, of course, give you credit for the photo, and a backlink from my site.

    • December 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      Thank you, please give credit to The Real Jerusalem Streets and it should be fine. All photos are candid, no photo shop.

  • December 14, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Wonderful photos! And I love your concise commentary. Thank you for giving me the link back at my own blog. Kol hakavod to you. I’m so jealous that you live in Jerusalem. It’s at least an hour’s journey for me.

    • December 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks! I received a few hits from your link to my first post, so I thought you would be interested in the scene today.

  • December 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

    We are about to release another 500 prisoners in the coming days – apparently no Hamas murderers.
    An Arab women (a reporter) wrote and said : “Israel is using the repair of the bridge to claim more sovereignty over Muslim Holy places. I read somewhere that Jordan said that it was not involved in Israeli’s repair plans, but one cannot believe everything one reads”.

    • December 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Not murderers, but many of these 550 “prisoners” are ones who tried to kill and failed.
      A Jew is not allowed to move his lips in a silent prayer on the Temple Mount, some sovereignty.

    • October 15, 2016 at 7:36 pm


      Seeing some old comments after Shabat, just wanted to wish you a good shvuah tov and good year.

      • October 18, 2016 at 8:47 am

        Thanks to you too…. I read your posts regularly, and am very involved in “fighting’ all over internet.
        I often refer to old comments on your blogs and use them in the ‘debates”; problem is that most of the haters of Israel and Jews don’t have facts, figures, historical or authenticated proof to offer as their argument and we know that as soon as they use lewd and vulgar language to divert the subject, that they have lost any credibility they never had.
        I wish you and yours the very best for the New Year and for all people of Israel, security, prosperity and peace. Amen.

        • October 18, 2016 at 9:34 am

          Glad to hear you are busy, well and writing! Shana tova and chag sameach.

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