Security Measures at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 20th February, 2018. A watchtower type of structure is close to final stages of construction at the Damascus Gate, the main entrance into the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Following the eruption of violence in the area in 2017 and a long history of Palestinian stabbing attempts against security forces, the new structure will enable police to continuously monitor activity at the gate while minimizing friction and danger to the officers themselves.