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An outstanding characteristic of Jerusalem , which covers an area of 42 square
miles ( 109 square kilo - metres ) , is the variety of its people and its buildings .
The Old City has Muslim , Jewish , Christian , and Armenian quarters . The old ...
In 614 this golden age was brought to an end by the Persian invasion in which
the in - habitants of Jerusalem were massacred and the churches destroyed . The
Islamic and British periods . In 638 the Muslim caliph ' Umar I entered Jerusalem
State kindergartens were intro - duced in East Jerusalem after 1967 , and 60
percent of the area ' s five - year - olds attended in 1971 . In 1970 there were
about 54 , 000 children in more than 280 state , municipal , and Jewish public
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