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Security Wall to Bar Pilgrims’ Path

Pilgrims wishing to retrace the footsteps of Jesus to Jerusalem from the place where he raised Lazarus from the dead will soon find the route blocked by a security wall.

 

Pilgrims wishing to retrace the footsteps of Jesus to Jerusalem from the place where he raised Lazarus from the dead will soon find the route blocked by a security wall.

The cutting of the two-mile path from Bethany over the Mount of Olives and down past the Garden of Gethsemane into the Old City will end a 1,600-year-old tradition, the British newspaper Telegraph reported Friday.

The 30-foot-high security wall forms part of a much longer separation barrier erected roughly along the edge of the West Bank. Israel says it needs the barrier to deter suicide bombers.

2006-04-18T00:00:00+00:00 April 18th, 2006|Categories: News|