New collapses in Al-Qirmi neighbourhood
October 3, 2013

The ceiling of the house of Fares Salaymeh which is located in Al-Qirmi neighbourhood in the old city of Jerusalem collapsed on Thursday. Fares’ wife was surprised when part of the ceiling in one of the rooms collapsed; note that eleven people live in the house. Several collapses and cracks occurred in the houses in Al-Qirmi neighbourhood during last month due to the Israeli excavations underneath the neighbourhood, in addition to lack of renovation of the water pipelines by the Israeli “Gihon” company. Locals condemned the lack of interest in the neighbourhood by the Construction Committees despite the locals’ appeals for the past five years.