Al-Quds shops … testament of old city’s Arabic, Islamic identity

Photo feature by Nujoud Qassem RAMALLAH Shops in Al-Quds speak of the city’s history, and its Arabic and Islamic identity despite Israeli occupation’s systematic attempts to exasperate shops’ owners by imposition of taxes, aimed at forcing them leave so they seize their properties.

The shops are built next to each other in a fascinating architecture in narrow alleys, which lead to squares and and neighborhood of the old city as well as Islamic and Christian holy sites.

These allyes are flooded with shoppers and tourists, who browse colorful goods, coupled with a scene of old walls and steps, and coffee aroma.

The old city in Al-Quds is located on two hills and surrounded by a wall built by Ottoman Sultan Sulaiman the First.

Source: Kuwait News Agency