Fifty years after Six Day War, Jerusalem retains most of the aged look


JERUSALEM Israel will shortly pitch a 50th anniversary of a Six Day War, a brawl in that it prisoner a Old City of Jerusalem and some-more than dual dozen Palestinian villages around it from Jordan, laying a foundations of a long-simmering dispute.

According to a Jewish calendar, a anniversary falls on May 24 this year, even yet a anniversary for many of a universe will be on Jun 5, when a fight began in 1967.

For Israelis, all of Jerusalem, including a Old City and a eastern suburbs, is their “eternal and indivisible” capital.

For Palestinians, East Jerusalem is a pitch of their inhabitant onslaught and home to Islam’s third many dedicated site, a al-Aqsa mosque, and a circuitously festive Dome of a Rock.

Both mount on an towering piazza Jews impute to as Temple Mount, a holiest site in Judaism, and a plcae of an ancient Jewish temple.

The Palestinians wish a eastern partial of a city to be a collateral of their destiny state, alongside a West Bank and Gaza.

Over a decades given 1967, Jerusalem has seen debate over settlements, violence, and demographic change. Despite all this, many of a pivotal sites in a Old City, scenes of fighting half a century ago, have altered comparatively little.

In an bid to illustrate changes in a city over a past 50 years, Reuters has fabricated from an Israeli supervision repository a collection of photos taken in Jerusalem in 1967. Reuters photographers afterwards took cinema of a same sites as they are today.

A print letter juxtaposing a benefaction and a past can be seen here:

(Writing by Mark Hanrahan in London; modifying by Mark Heinrich)


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