Al Jazeera has posted the second part of their documentary on Jaffa. This one deals with the aftermath of the war in 1948, looking at the lives of Jaffa residents who became refugees and those that stayed behind.
About half way through the last of the clips below, it tells of 2 mosques that were left after the Israelis destroyed the neighborhoods around them. One has been renovated, but the other is in a sad state. The Siksek mosque was built by members of the Siksek family over 100 years ago. The Israelis confiscated it, and sold it into private ownership. It was most recently used as a store room for a plastics factory. The reporter who did the documentary entered the mosque with a descendant of the family who built it, and he cried when he saw the destruction. I wish they had some clearer pictures of the interior, but here are 2 screen shots of the mosque incase you don't have the bandwidth to watch the video.
Here are the videos:
Palestine Street - The Bride in Exile - 15 May 08 - Part 1
Palestine Street - The Bride in Exile - 15 May 08 - Part 2
Palestine Street - The Bride in Exile - 15 May 08 - Part 3
Palestine Street - The Bride in Exile - 15 May 08 - Part 4
Walter Drummond by Ree
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