As Lynefield notes in his article: "Its destruction is an event either unknown or repressed by most Israelis and Jews who visit the Kotel. It is deleted from public discourse about the Old City".
Despite the fact that the Israeli state has attempted to erase what happened to the Mughrabi Quarter and its residents from public discourse, Palestinians have not forgotten.
Lynefield's article offers some valuable information on the razing of the neighbourhood within days of Israel seizing and occuping East Jerusalem and the ethnic cleansing of up to 1000 or more Palestinians from their homes.
'Unification' of Jerusalem Forced Our Arabs From Mughrabi
By Ben Lynfield: May 19, 2013, issue of May 31, 2013.