As you see (click once or twice), the zebra pedestrian crossing on busy Sultan Suleiman Street is a suggestion only.
Those Arab women down there know that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
I took this picture from the top of Schmidt's College (now also including the Paulushaus guest house), at the corner of Nablus Road.
The stairs on the photo's left lead down to the great Damascus Gate, one of several entrances into the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.
The east Jerusalem Arab bus terminal is nearby; the small blue and white bus is one of many that go to Bethlehem and back all the time.
City Daily Photo's Theme Day today is "Pedestrians crossing."
Go take a look at the surprising interpretations our fellow bloggers are coming up with!
UPDATE, Tuesday: At this very place some violence occurred today.
The Times of Israel reports:
"Dozens of East Jerusalemites protested the death of a Palestinian prisoner Tuesday, with riot police called in to disperse the demonstration with teargas.
Five people were arrested following the demonstration near Damascus Gate outside the Old City. Protesters reportedly hurled rocks at police, drawing teargas fire."