|Longing from afar. The Western Wall and Temple Mount|
Is it possible that the Jews in the picture couldn't get to the Western Wall? And to go would mean risking their lives? If that's the case then this picture was probably taken in 1929 or 1936.
In those years Arab attackers killed and wounded scores of Jews, and to go to the Kotel was to risk life and limb.
The American Colony photographers found it noteworthy to film the deserted Kotel on both occasions. View pictures of Jews fleeing the Old City of Jerusalem in 1929 and 1936 here.
|1936 Riots. Lt. Gen. Dill visits Western Wall|
|1929 Riots. Western Wall|