Pinsteps. Itamar Spring, Jerusalem mountains
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The Itamar spring is a part of the objects of interest on the Jerusalem path. This spring was the primary spring of the village of Al Walaja. Village dwellers named it Ein Balad, the village's primary water source in Arabic. The Name Itamar commemorates the Name of Itamar Doron, Hasid of Breslav, murdered by Hamas terrorists in 1998. The murderers fled the scene in Itamar's car. They were caught, tried and imprisoned, but one of them escaped several times until he was eliminated in 2001. Many debates and demonstrations against the exclusion of women were held near the spring. There was a time when religious men took ownership of the springs of Jerusalem and expelled women to use the springs as a kind of mikvah. Finally, the issue reached the Knesset, and the Minister of Internal Security decided to send a permanent police patrol.


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One day Trip to Ein Itamar, Ein Lavan, Ein Haniya and Har Gilo (Mount Gilo)

This day trip in the Judean Mountains south of the Jerusalem Mountains reveals hidden wonders surrounding Israel's capital. At the centre of things are Nahal Rafaim and its surroundings. We will start with a spectacular view over Nahal Refaim, go down to Ein Itamar, reach Ein Lavan, cross the stream, and visit Ein Haniya. Then, for dessert, we will go to the highest mountain in the area, Mount Gila, and learn the history and story of the place. The most recommended season is spring, the month of March, when the almond blossoms, primroses and lupines, lavender and Lof blossom, anemones and orchids hide between the rocks. Have a nice trip!
TIP: It is better to travel in two cars in a friendly company, leaving one car in the parking lot of Emek Refaim Park and getting to the start of the route in the other vehicle. Then, having completed the walking part in Ein Haniya, return to the car in the parking lot in Emek Refaim Park, rejoin the first car and climb Mount Gilo together and complete the route. Of course, travelling independently to any point on the road is possible.

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