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New Lifta – VIDEO

by aicvideo on Mar 4, 2012 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 […]

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ei: Suspended in time, Lifta under threat

Jillian Kestler-D’Amours, The Electronic Intifada, 25 March 2011 Yacoub Odeh in Lifta (Jillian Kestler-D’Amours) A natural spring, countless olive trees, a mosque and virtually every stone used to build the village’s unmistakable houses — Yacoub Odeh remembers it all. “Here was where the water went down to the spring. Here was the root of the […]

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Erasing Palestine from Lifta

Palestine Monitor| 19 March 2011 | Sophie O’ Brien The Israel Land Administration (ILA) has put a plan in place which would see land in the village of Lifta, a former Palestinian village situated on the north-west edge of Jerusalem sold to private developers. A plan which would see Palestinian history completely stripped from the […]

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