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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


“Does anyone know what the police presence and sirens are about near Baka [1] and Talpiot? [2]”

– Jerusalemites Facebook Group

(Selected Comments:)
– “It was a gas explosion in a parking lot on Dan street.”
– “Wow thanks. That’s right next to the Train Track Park [3]. I hope everyone’s okay.”

0202 Editors’ Notes:
[1] Baka, officially named Geulim, is a neighborhood in Jerusalem with a solid base of immigrants from English-speaking countries as well as a strong religious nationalist community.
[2] Talpiot is an upscale neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem which is a major hub of commerce in Jerusalem as well as nightlife for the southern part of the city. The industrial zone in Talpiot is one of the largest in all of Israel. It is also known as the home for famed Israeli writer S.Y. Agnon.
[3] The Train Track Park or 'Park HaMesila,' is constructed along the route of the historical railway built by the Ottomans that connected Jerusalem to Tel Aviv and Haifa.

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