Ever since their uprooting in 1948, the people of Iqrit have 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.
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 25. 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.
You are invited.
The event and the tour will be held in Hebrew & Arabic. English interpretation will be available.
The mass will be held from 12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:00 Break
13:00 – 14:30 Guided Tour and Discussion with Activists
We expect to be back in Tel Aviv at 17:00
To arrive independently, please use the iNakba application
Read more about the Nakba of the village in our publication “Remembering Iqrit”.
Please wear walking shoes.
A bus to the will leave Tel Aviv at 9:00 from Lewinsky garden 31 Ha’gdud Haivri St.
To join, please register in advance.
For further inquiries, please write to the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Umar al-Ghubari 052-8743099
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