Archive: 8/1/2011
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  8/1/2011, Av 1, 5771

9th of Av March Around Old City, Ramadan or Not


The Women in Green organization said, Monday, that it would hold its annual march around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem on the evening of the 9th of the Jewish month of Av (Monday August 8th) and will not change the route in spite of a police request to do so because of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The police had asked the organization to avoid the Damascus Gate.

This year's march will take place at a later hour, when Arabs are not expected to be on Sultan Suleiman Street, which faces the Damascus Gate. The procession is scheduled to leave from in front of the United States consulate on Agron Street, following evening services, which include the traditional reading from the biblical Book of Lamentations (Eicha in Hebrew).