A holiday that began in mid-September with a bang for Palestinian tourists and a flurry of Israeli news is now ending in a flurry.
At 6pm on Sunday, the first of several days of Sukud, which begins on Monday, Jerusalem residents will begin to see some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
On Friday, the Temple Mount and its surrounding area will become a bustling tourist hotspot, with hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to converge on the holy site for a special viewing of the Dome of the Rock.
Visitors will be able to wander around the Dome, which is the focal point of the annual Jewish festival of Suksu.
Visitors will also be able walk around the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Muslim holy site that is the site of some of Islam’s holiest sites.
The Dome of Tolerance will be closed from mid-morning to midnight on Monday and is scheduled to reopen in the afternoon on Wednesday.
The observance of Succot, or Sukkoth, will be in full swing.
Visitor groups will begin arriving in the city around 6pm and will remain until the early hours of Wednesday.
Many Palestinians will be staying in hotels and hotels will be selling all their food, according to the Jerusalem Municipality.
A number of hotels and other establishments are expected to offer rooms for guests to stay overnight, but they will be available only for guests who can show a passport or ID.