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Muslim Quarter of the "Old City" section of Jerusalem

The Muslim Quarter is located in the north-eastern sector of the Old City of Jerusalem. Some 22,000 people reside here.  Damascus Gate, the busiest entrance into the Old City, is filled with shop keepers and vendors.  There are many Roman and Crusader remains in this section.  The Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) starts here where pilgrims pray as they follow in the footsteps of Jesus as he underwent his trial and passion and had to carry his cross to Golgatha.  Some of Jerusalem's loveliest churches, such as St. Anne's, are found in this section.    See also | Jewish Quarter | Christian Quarter | Armenian Quarter | Islam and Muslims | Dome of the Rock |


Numerous shops offer gifts and wares

See | Jewish Quarter | Christian Quarter | Armenian Quarter |

Marketplace near Damascus Gate.  The Muslim quarter is home to some 20,000 Palestinians.  Another 
135,000 Palestinians live in East Jerusalem, captured from Jordan by Israel in 1967.


El-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, called Haram al-Sharif by Muslims.   Some 200,000 gather here
to pray at the Dome of the Rock during Ramadan. 

No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.  I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come forth from you.    - Genesis 17:5-6

I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves.
- Genesis 12:3

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