Third Jerusalem Hug, 2009
The Third Annual 'Jerusalem Hug' event, took place on June 21st, 2009, with over 800 people joining the event. Groups met at 2 meeting points around the Old City Walls- 'Shuk il Falahin' above Damascus Gate and at the plaza outside Jaffa Gate.
The first group formed a human chain, then went down to the steps of the Damascus Gate, the second group focused around 'grandmother drum' at Jaffa Gate. The two groups met in the end at the top of the Old City for a final drum and prayer circle.

Joining the event were Israelis, Palestinians and internationals. The 'Hug' event was covered by international media, including CNN.
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