Eileen and Ellery’s Fabulous Adventures in Israel #3: Abu Gosh…The Abandoned “Tiger” British Police Station…

Eileen and I recently took a trip  to Abu-Gosh, which is a Muslim Arab village with small Christian (Arab) areas, located just a few kilometers from Jerusalem on what is today, and what was historically, the main road to Jerusalem from the central and coastal regions. Eileen had always talked about the wonderful Arab food that you can get there, so there was no stopping us from going. At one time Abu Gosh mashed up the world’s largest hummus. Fifty chefs in the village mashed up over four tons of chickpeas, beating the Guinness World Record set in Lebanon. The hummus fit inside a giant satellite dish.

After a delicious lunch we headed for the Church of Holy Mary and the Ark of the Covenant. We had to stop for gas ($8- gallon) so while Eileen was filling up the car I wandered in the nearby area and somehow (LOL!) found what turned out to be an abandoned British police station. This British Police station was abandoned on April 21, 1948 with the end of the British Mandate in Palestine. The villagers of Abu-Gosh immediately notified the Harel Brigade of the Palmach {the elite fighting force of the Haganah} who took control. This fort was the headquarters for the Harel Brigade until they moved South to the Negev in December 1948.

Many of the wonderful images in this blog were taken by Eileen.

(Remember, click on one image and the slideshow will begin)…

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