Like it's not enough that the Jerusalem Municipality has been tearing up our streets for years to build tracks for the light rail. Now they are tearing up Omar Ibn Khatib Square too!
This is what I found at noon today just inside the Jaffa Gate.
Jaffa Gate is, or was, a main entrance into the Old City for vehicles and people.
When I left the Old City at 4:00, the paving stones were already wrapped and strapped on pallets and being loaded onto a truck.
They plan to improve the square's infrastructure, add street furniture, etc., working 24 hours a day for the next 18 months. The Municipality's flyer on the project is here if you want details.
Hmm, maybe I should apply for work at the preliminary archaeological dig that will surely start soon . . . .