So thrilling to see Palestinians here. Lubia of course is the village for which the Jewish National Fund received donations from South African Jews to plant the “South Africa Forest” in the land above the rubble of demolished homes.. A common JNF scenario, the forest and the new name were meant to extinguish both the Israeli crime and Palestinian memory.
The ethnic cleansing of Lubia and the cover-up have now been brilliantly documented in the 2013 film, “The Village under the Forest”. It also records the shock of at least one South African donor when she sees how money her family put into the blue JNF boxes was spent. The film can be rented at jman.tv until it is released.