Boulder falls from Jerusalem’s Western Wall, barely missing worshipper

Source: Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An elderly worshipper had a close call on Monday when a 100-kg (220 lb) stone suddenly fell from Jerusalem’s Western Wall and crashed at her feet.

A man looks at a stone that fell off the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City

A man looks at a stone that fell off the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, July 23, 2018. REUTERS/ Nir Elias

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the boulder may have been dislodged by erosion caused by vegetation or moisture in the biblical wall, the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray.

“I didn’t hear or feel anything until it landed right at my feet,” Daniella Goldberg, a 79-year-old Jerusalem resident who had gone to the wall in the early morning to worship, told Reuters.

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