Uncertainty stalks Palestinian village

Lifta faces uncertain future despite Israeli court's ruling against land sale.


    In the outskirts of Jerusalem, the village of Lifta is the last deserted Palestinian village still standing in modern day Israel.

    On Wednesday, the Jerusalem District Court said the lands of Lifta should not be offered for sale to real estate developers, but Israel's land authority could act otherwise.

    Israel is concerned that allowing Palestinians to return would set a precedent for other refugees to return to their ancestral homes inside Israel.

    And that – the Israeli government believes - would undermine it as a Jewish state.

    Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Lifta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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