After the Israeli-Palestinian conflict erupted in 2014, Huddle house, a former synagogue that is located in the Old City, became the focus of intense debate.
Many of the residents felt that the establishment of the building was a violation of the ancient Jewish custom of building houses for a single Jewish person.
After the war, the building’s future was uncertain and many residents decided to demolish it, claiming that the construction would create a public health hazard.
The building’s demolition has been condemned by the United Nations and the Palestinian Authority as a violation to the prohibition on building on private property.
The Israeli government has denied that it has any plans to demolize the building.