14 May 2002
Jewish residents of east
May 9, 2002
Since the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, some 130 Jewish families have moved into homes in the Arab neighborhoods of the city's eastern half. Maariv reports that as soon as this coming September, the number of Jewish residents of east Jerusalem could be doubled.
The distribution of Jewish residents of east Jerusalem:
Muslim Quarter of the Old
City - 65 families, including a home owned by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and
hundreds of yeshiva students.
Silwan (near the City of David) - 30 families.
Nahlat Shimon (near Sheikh Jarrah) - 10 families.
Ras el-Amud - 5 families.
Near Damascus Gate - 3 families.
Arab section of Abu Tor - 4 families.
Beit Hanina - 7 families.
Yeshivat Beit Orot, near Mt. of Olives - 80 yeshiva students.