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Weekend saw Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate sealed, in rare occurrence

Another example of the remarkable scenes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic: Friday saw Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate, one of the main entrances to the Old City used by countless locals and tourists, shuttered — an exceedingly rare occurrence.

The gate was shut as police limited gatherings in the area in accordance with Health Ministry guidelines, only allowing residents in.

Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate to the Old City, which was closed at the weekend, reportedly for the first time since 1967 (Kikar HaShabbat video screenshot)

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