Friday, December 26, 2014
11:00 – 14:30
A bus will leave the Arlozorov Train Stationin Tel Aviv (near Shlomo Sixt) at 8:30
The mass will be held from 11:00 to 12:15
Light refreshments will be offered, followed by a guided tour (low difficulty) and group discussion
We expect to be back in Tel Aviv at 17:00
To arrive independently, please use the iNakba application or Waze
The tour will be guided in Hebrew & Arabic. English interpretation will be available.
Ever since their uprooting in 1948, the people of Iqrit never stopped fighting for their right to return to their village, whether in the Israeli courts, in the political arena or as social activists.
On Christmas Eve, 1951, while the displaced villagers of Iqrit were preparing to celebrate, the Israeli air force bombed their homes. All but the church and cemetery was leveled to the ground.
In 1971, after a protracted struggle, the villagers received permission to use the church and cemetery.
In the summer of 2012, a group of youngsters from Iqrit took a bold, unprecedented step and moved into the village church, thereby realizing their right of return.
In the past, Zochrot has held several activities and tours in Iqrit, and continues to support the villagers’ demand to return to their homes. This Christmas, Zochrot joins the people of Iqrit in celebrating in their village, on their land, on December 26. During the visit we will participate with the displaced villagers and other guests in the Christmas mass that will be held in the village church, tour the ruins and discuss the future of the campaign with the local activists.
The public is invited.
Read more about the Nakba of the village in our publication “Remembering Iqrit”.
Please wear walking shoes.
For further information,
Zochrot 03-6953155; Umar 052-8743099
To join, please register in advance at Tours@zochrot.org