Old Haifa – Wadi Salib and the Port


Wadi Salib and the Port

Old Haifa, a downtrodden patch of history in the middle of on-going gentrification, is largely abandoned to the flea-market and its hipster crowd. Yet, it still remains an inaccessible dream for many Palestinians in the West Bank, confined in Gaza and on the other side of the barbed wire in Jordan and Lebanon. For the time being, siemki shells [Seeds, Russian slang] occupy much of the land left behind.

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7 thoughts on “Old Haifa – Wadi Salib and the Port

  1. That is true womanseyview, my family is one of those families, and we still keep the properties’ documents.

    1. Thank you for support. This post was more about sentiment and nostalgia, in a way. Of course there’s an underlying injustice, but many cities often succumb to similar fate, but due to very different reasons of course.

  2. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it! edceddfbeebkdefe

    1. Sadly, this topic is far from easy to understand. It all depends on the point of view you decide to take. Israeli Jews would say this is a complete misinterpretation of ‘their’ city, displaced Palestinian Arabs would disagree with their view. This is one of the reasons why this ongoing conflict is so tangled.

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