Current video about Lifta village from the views of Jerusalem program from the city of Jerusalem which is broadcast weekly across the TV screens in Palestine.
This short film titled "Sons of Lifta" made by Badil Production, follows refugees from the village as they return to Lifta on Land Day 2013, more than 65 years after their original forced displacement.
Lifta, a ghost town in the foothills of Jerusalem, is the only Arab village abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that has not been completely destroyed or re-populated by Jews. Its Arab heritage, architecture and history will erased if the Israel Land Authority is able to go ahead with its proposed sale of Lifta to developers who plan to build more than 250 luxury villas, shops and a hotel on the site. A respected Jewish poet, Marc Kaminsky, visits this site to see what will be lost if the "development" plan goes through. Marc is finsihing a book of poems inspired by his visit. Continue reading ...
Approximately 1,000 people -- Palestinian refugees and their descendants, originally from the Jerusalem-area village of Lifta -- now live in a small community next door to the Hebrew University. Consistently denied building permits and under pressure from the municipality, the residents say they will not leave, and haven't given up hope to one day return to Lifta itself. Source: Alternative News
Once a thriving village, now in ruins Lifta is a mere two kilometers distance from Jerusalem Al Quds ... Read more
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