Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat responded Monday to the partial collapse of a building in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem. “This is the reality in Jerusalem, there are buildings here that are more than one hundred years old, and the city council must decide how to deal with it. On the other hand, residents have responsibility as well.”
One floor of the building collapsed during repairs, injuring one man, who is in moderate condition. The building is to be torn down following the incident.