LIFTA: AN INSTAGRAM STORY

Farah El-Jayyousi (Columbia, Missouri)

Today we visited the Palestinian village of #Lifta which was attacked by Zionist militias and destroyed during the #nakba in the lead up to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. Part of the village is now designated as a nature reserve and Jewish Israelis use it for picnics, camping, and other such things. Some of the families that were forced out currently live in Jerusalem and Ramallah and are not allowed the very basic right of return to this day. In the third picture, the buildings on the hill overlooking Lifta sit on the remains of the village of #deiryassin where Zionists massacred 100 Palestinians during the Nakba. To learn more, check out Zochrot, the Israeli organization that led the tour and has many great resources dedicated to documenting and educating about the Nakba. #justfaith17