Neighborhood Watch: A glimpse of Gilo

Prices in the neighborhood are stable, with a slightly upward trend.

By JOHN BENZAQUEN
April 4, 2013 16:46
3 minute read.
As well as their regular classes, the stables now offer equestrian Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

Gilo 370. (photo credit: reuters)

 
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After the Six Day War, Israel annexed east Jerusalem and constructed a ring of neighborhoods on the areas it had annexed. To increase the Jewish population of Jerusalem, massive building projects were constructed on the land that was annexed.

One of these areas is Gilo, the southwesternmost neighborhood and the largest, with a population of 40,000. It has a heterogeneous population, a socioeconomic mix. Among its residents are low-income families, as well as a more affluent middle- class; native Israelis, as well as new immigrants, secular and religious, young and old.

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