Jerusalem City Walls Begin to Fail After Two Days of Heavy Fighting Hot

Jerusalem City Walls Begin to Fail After Two Days of Heavy Fighting

Jerusalem City Walls, 1898

After two days of heavy battering, the walls of Jerusalem begin to buckle under the Muslim assault. St. Stephen's tower partially falls, and a breach begins to appear at St. Stephen's Gate, the same place where the Crusaders had broken through nearly a hundred years earlier.

Nevertheless, the existence of the gate here makes it possible for the men commanded by Balian of Ibelin to make sorties against Saladin's forces, and Saladin is unable to take sufficient advantage of the breaches.

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