US Embassy to Raise Height of its Embassy Wall in Jerusalem

05 Sep
3:36 PM

The US embassy in Jerusalem began constructing a wall surrounding the building of its new quarter, with a height of 6 meters, according to Al Ray.

It was agreed upon, previously, to build a wall with a height of 3.2 meters, but it was recently decided to build the wall with a height of 5.8 meters.

Israelis living in the same neighborhood reportedly complained that the height of the wall covers the scenery, depriving them from enjoying the sight.

It was noted that Israelis living near the embassy sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as to US Ambassador David Friedman, demanding them to retreat from this step.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has already signed an order to raise the wall, citing security reasons, as part of the implementation of pre-approved emergency instructions, including the construction of a private street.

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