The Plaza has been around for over 40 years now so why has shade suddenly become an issue, whats wrong didn't anybody feel the effects of the sun until now. Whilst its true it would be nice if there was more shade in the plaza itself because its such a small area and its busy anyway there is just nowhere to put any kind of shade most people though I think can live with it. The average person doesn't spend more than about half an hour at the Kotel before they go off to explore the Old City or leave its just the haredi who spend the day there in heavy clothes but they are not the ones complaining about a lack of shade. I wonder what Daphne Leef would consider this a social justice issue?
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from the article: Lack of shade makes Western Wall visit unbearable for tourists