RAMALLAH, April 14 (JMCC) - Diana Safieh was just seven years old when her family fled their west Jerusalem
home on a spring night in 1948 in fear of bloody clashes between Jewish and Arab forces.
Now at nearly 70, she wants to catch at least a glimpse of a fading memory.
My father would say: 'We will never leave Jerusalem,' the elegant and sprightly Palestinian woman from an upper middle-class Christian family tells AFP on an emotional journey of return.
On Saturday, the Palestinians were in mourning to mark the Naqba, or catastrophe, of Israel
's establishment 62 years ago in British-mandated Palestine and with it the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Arab inhabitants.Read
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