Residents of historic Jerusalem neighborhood score rare victory against developer
Ein Karem residents manage to halt work on illegal construction project, but remain anxious about risk from ill-considered building projects.
An establishment known simply as "the Lebanese restaurant" used to operate in the heart of Ein Karem, close to the main road. A year ago, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Health Ministry shuttered the restaurant, citing sanitation problems. The structure was demolished and a building permit was issued for a new restaurant.