The world is beginning to repair itself after the deadly earthquake in the capital, the capital’s governor announced on Friday.
An earthquake struck on Friday night and killed at least 13 people, according to a preliminary death toll.
The epicenter of the quake was in the south of the capital.
The government is working to rebuild damaged homes and businesses, including those of the military and local police, which were badly damaged.
“We have done everything that we can to make sure that there is no longer any danger to the city,” Governor Sefi Eisenberg told a press conference.
“It is possible to repair the damage, but we must do it with dignity and respect for the victims and for the history of Jerusalem.”
The Israeli military, which is leading the reconstruction effort, said it would not hesitate to use force if needed.
“If there is an emergency, we will respond,” Lt.
Col. Avi Goldin said in a video posted on Facebook.
The damage to the Old City was estimated at between $50 billion and $60 billion, according the governor.
Some residents in the city’s Old City neighborhood reported heavy damage, with many shops and homes destroyed.
In the city center, an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit just after midnight on Friday, killing at least 20 people.
A number of Israelis have been killed in the past week in the wake of the earthquake, with dozens more injured, the latest death to hit the city.
The number of injured in the latest earthquake is higher than in previous earthquakes, with at least eight people killed and many more injured.
The magnitude 7.1 quake hit near the Old Port and the southern Gaza Strip, which both have a population of about 1.5 million people.
In Gaza, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck just before midnight, killing 10 people.