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May 27, 1948 Havoc and Destruction in the Old City of Jerusalem

Arab Legion Soldiers Firing from Old City WallsTHE ANCIENT JEWISH QUARTER OF THE OLD CITY WAS RAVAGED, 58 JERUSALEM SYNAGOGUES — SOME CENTURIES OLD — WERE DESTROYED OR RUINED, OTHERS WERE TURNED INTO STABLES AND CHICKEN COOPS. SLUM DWELLINGS WERE BUILT ABUTTING THE WESTERN WALL.

Source: Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem, DC: Washington Institute For Near East Policy, 1990

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