Uprooted in 1948, Residents of Ikrit Vow to Return to Their Village

Once a month, the former residents and their families are permitted to attend Mass in the village church, and although 65 years have passed, they have not lost hope of living there again.

Alone with his thoughts, he stands in this very simple church, stroking its walls, new wooden chairs and ancient paintings. Prof. Imad Kassis comes here often. Last Friday, he was back again, together with dozens of people from the village of Ikrit and their descendants, to mark the 65th anniversary of their expulsion.