How Israel Destroyed Old Tiberias

Sitting on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, old Tiberias is full of winding streets and ancient monuments – most of which are currently in a shockingly derelict state

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The Zuhir al-Umar Mosquein Tiberias, which now looks like a ruin.
The Omari Mosque in Tiberias, built in the 18th century by Zahir al-Umar.Credit: Gil Eliahu
Moshe Gilad
Moshe Gilad
The building that was once the Hotel Tiberias.
The Greek Orthodox Church on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, in Tiberias. Credit: Gil Eliyahu
The walls of the Old City in Tiberias.
Part of the Greek Orthodox monastery in Tiberias.
The former Hotel Tiberias, which was built by German Templers.Credit: Gil Eliyahu
Remains of the citadel at Tiberias which Zahir al-Umar built early in his rule.Credit: Gil Eliyahu
A street in Tiberias' Old City.
Part of the fortress built by Zahir al-Umar around Tiberias. Credit: Gil Eliyahu
A couple walks by the Sea Mosque in Tiberias.Credit: Gil Eliyahu
The Etz Hahaim Synagogue in Tiberias.
The remnants of a ruined stone tower in Tiberias.



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