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Additional Information on the Chaggai Street Terror Attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

The attached video provides additional information pertaining to the Sunday morning 17 Kislev stabbing attack on Chaggai Street near Shar Shechem in Yerushalayim.

Police explain the events leading to the attack. Zaka is seen on the scene dealing with the body of the slain terrorist.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Video: אליהו ארנטרוי, Medabrim Tikshoret)

3 Responses

  1. could someone please clarify exactly which street this is
    b/c AFAIK Chaggai St. is right next to Geula, and nowhere near the old city.
    i believe this was the venue of one of the earlier attacks, during Sukkos
    Also, in cased it’s spelled wrong and it’s Hagai St., that’s also not in the Old City.


  2. The street is Rechov Ha Gai- spelled with a “hey” (“The Gai” — “The Valley”). It runs from Sha’ar Shechem (Damascus Gate) to the Kosel. The main Arab shuk is on this street. In Bayis Sheini days, this was an actual valley, shallow at the beginning near Sha’ar Shechem, but deepening a great deal as it got closer to Har HaBayis. The area closest to the Kosel was known in Bayis Sheini days as the Tyropean Valley, or “Cheese makers’ Valley” because of the numberous cheese manufacturers located there.
    #2 is correct that “Rechov Chaggai” (after the navi), spelled with a “ches,” is located in Geula/Mea Shearim.
    Geography lesson for today. This error, which has occurred in the past,is due to the problem of transliterating Hebrew and English.

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