LIFTA  - 2014  Lifta is a site on the outskirts of Jerusalem that dates back thousands of years.   During Israel's War of Independence in 1948-49 the village, that was inhabited by a Palestinian community, was forcibly depopulated. It is the only Arab village near Jerusalem that has not been completely destroyed and erased from the map. Today Israelis visit the area to picnic, bathe in the ancient natural spring and hang out around the crumbling ruins of old arab houses. Religious Jews perform a ritual washing in the pool and some of the houses are occupied by hermits and settlers.   Lifta is a place where the history of the land is still visible and different layers of time and conflict mix with one another. Different narratives draw their symbols and traditions atop of another, in an effort to justify their presence while refuting the other. 

LIFTA - 2014

Lifta is a site on the outskirts of Jerusalem that dates back thousands of years. 

During Israel's War of Independence in 1948-49 the village, that was inhabited by a Palestinian community, was forcibly depopulated. It is the only Arab village near Jerusalem that has not been completely destroyed and erased from the map. Today Israelis visit the area to picnic, bathe in the ancient natural spring and hang out around the crumbling ruins of old arab houses. Religious Jews perform a ritual washing in the pool and some of the houses are occupied by hermits and settlers.

 Lifta is a place where the history of the land is still visible and different layers of time and conflict mix with one another. Different narratives draw their symbols and traditions atop of another, in an effort to justify their presence while refuting the other. 

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  LIFTA  - 2014  Lifta is a site on the outskirts of Jerusalem that dates back thousands of years.   During Israel's War of Independence in 1948-49 the village, that was inhabited by a Palestinian community, was forcibly depopulated. It is the only Arab village near Jerusalem that has not been completely destroyed and erased from the map. Today Israelis visit the area to picnic, bathe in the ancient natural spring and hang out around the crumbling ruins of old arab houses. Religious Jews perform a ritual washing in the pool and some of the houses are occupied by hermits and settlers.   Lifta is a place where the history of the land is still visible and different layers of time and conflict mix with one another. Different narratives draw their symbols and traditions atop of another, in an effort to justify their presence while refuting the other. 
Lifta16.jpg
Lifta01.jpg
Lifta04 copy.jpg
Lifta18.jpg
Lifta06 copy.jpg
Lifta14.jpg
mentasti_vittoriaff15-03.jpg
Lifta24.jpg
Lifta05 copy.jpg
Lifta22.jpg
Lifta07.jpg
Lifta10.jpg
vittoria2web.jpg
Victoria11-R1-03-4.jpg
webPS_Lifta05.jpg
Lifta09.jpg
liftaepson017.jpg
Lifta19 copy.jpg

LIFTA - 2014

Lifta is a site on the outskirts of Jerusalem that dates back thousands of years. 

During Israel's War of Independence in 1948-49 the village, that was inhabited by a Palestinian community, was forcibly depopulated. It is the only Arab village near Jerusalem that has not been completely destroyed and erased from the map. Today Israelis visit the area to picnic, bathe in the ancient natural spring and hang out around the crumbling ruins of old arab houses. Religious Jews perform a ritual washing in the pool and some of the houses are occupied by hermits and settlers.

 Lifta is a place where the history of the land is still visible and different layers of time and conflict mix with one another. Different narratives draw their symbols and traditions atop of another, in an effort to justify their presence while refuting the other. 

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