During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed a minimum of double, enclosed twenty three times, attacked fifty two times, and captured and recaptured forty four times. The a part of Jerusalem referred to as the town of David was settled within the fourth millennium BCE.Jerusalem was named as "Urusalim" on ancient Egyptian tablets, most likely that means "City of Shalem" when a Canaanite immortal, throughout the Canaanite amount (14th century BCE). throughout the Israelite amount, important construction activity in Jerusalem began within the ninth century BCE (Iron Age II), and within the eighth century the town developed into the non secular and workplace of the dominion of Judah. In 1538, the town walls were remodeled for a final time around Jerusalem below Suleiman the glorious. nowadays those walls outline the previous town, that has been historically divided into four quarters—known since the first nineteenth century because the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. The previous town became a World Heritage web site in 1981, and is on the List of World Heritage in peril. Since 1860 Jerusalem has mature so much on the far side the previous City's boundaries. In 2015, Jerusalem had a population of some 850,000 residents, comprising some two hundred,000 laic human Israelis, 350,000 religious sect Jews and three hundred,000 Palestinians.In 2011, the population numbered 801,000, of that Jews comprised 497,000 (62%), Muslims 281,000 (35%), Christians fourteen,000 (around 2%) and nine,000 (1%) weren't classified by faith.