Plan of the Israelite gate. This gate is approached by a paved ceremonial entry road which passes through an outer and inner gate separated by an open paved area. Four guard rooms (A) and two main towers (B) comprise the inner gateway, measuring overall 29.5 × 17.8 meters (96 × 58 feet).

In the courtyard between the inner and outer gateways an unusual structure (C) was found built against the northern tower wall. The rectangular structure may have been the base for a king’s throne or a cult statue.