Tens of thousands of Yaffa’s inhabitants were deported in 1948 on ships heading for Gaza, Beirut, and other Mediterranean ports. The combined tour illustrated an act of returning to Yaffa in the opposite direction, an act which sought to turn the journey of refugeehood into one of return.
The first part of the tour was a boat trip during which participants received explanations about the 1948 deportation and listen to live refugee testimonies, as well as a recorded testimony by the late Shafiq al-Hout, a senior PLO official and the author of Between Homeland and Diaspora: The Voyage Began in Yaffa .
After the boat trip, participants went to a walking tour in Yaffa’s Ajami Neighborhood.
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Filming: Ehud Shem Tov
Editing: Dmitriy Veysberg
Language: Hebrew with Hebrew and English sbtitles