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Caring for Lifta: Conservation and Cleaning Activities

posted Mar 9, 2011, 8:18 PM by Lifta Society   [ updated May 16, 2011, 8:53 PM ]

Saturday, 11 March 2011, beginning at 10:00, in the Lifta parking lot in the city entrance, Ramot Road.

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For detailed directions:

Rimmon Lavi 0548020576
Daphna Golan 0548820698

We will meet in order to clean and preserve the village for future generations.  The village of Lifta is the last surviving Arab village of its kind, the rest having been destroyed after 1948. It is the only village that can be preserved as a witness to traditional forms of architecture and argiculture that have otherwise almost completely disappeared.

Like hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who left their homes during the war of 1948, and who have never been allowed to return to their villages, the original inhabitants of Lifta have never been allowed to return to their village. Many of them live today in East Jerusalem, but are not included, like most of us – inhabitants of Jerusalem, experts in preservation, and others – in the process of planning intended for the village.

Stop the destruction of Lifta! Stop the construction of yet another memory-effacing site of luxury and leisure!

Come with broom and trash bag, and join the cleaning and preservation of Lifta, together with the original inhabitants – today refugees – of Lifta.

For more information about the event, contact Daphna Golan 0548820698

For support, action, and donations – Ilan Shtayer, 0545-69-20-89, ilan@makinghistory.co.il

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