Water leak continues at the Western Wall By ETGAR LEFKOVITS Jul. 3, 2002
The unnatural water leak from a stone at Jerusalem's 2000 year old Western Wall continued yesterday for th fifth straight day, the rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitch, said yesterday. The water leak, which was first noticed Saturday by wors
The drip, which is thought to be coming from a leak from a Wakf pipe on the Temple Mount, has also proved to be of immense interest to Jewish mystics, who see it as a sign of upcoming redemption. Yesterday, two haredi Jews were escorted away from the area by police after trting to climb the Wall to view the mid-level stone on the right edge of the men's side, near the division with the women's side where the leak is coming from. On Sunday, Antiquities Authority officials will return to the site to reexamine the bizarre phenomenon. Previous article.