Notebook > Houses of God
Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom

Church of Our Lady

Houses of God | Iqrit, Israel

Issue: "Terrific and timely," June 29, 2013

In 1948, Israeli soldiers evicted residents of the Palestinian Christian village of Iqrit in Upper Galilee and three years later, on the eve of residents’ return, destroyed the village. The only remaining structure is the Church of Our Lady. Some of the villagers’ descendants are now returning to the desolate village, in defiance of Israeli court rulings against any return.

We see you’ve been enjoying the content on our exclusive member website. Ready to get unlimited access to all of WORLD’s member content?
Get your risk-free, 30-Day FREE Trial Membership right now.
(Don’t worry. It only takes a sec—and you don’t have to give us payment information right now.)

Get your risk-free, 30-Day FREE Trial Membership right now.


You must be a WORLD member to post comments.

    Keep Reading


    Viral outbreak

    Shocking images of high-profile domestic abuse cases put sports leagues…



    Louis Zamperini biopic tells an amazing story but leaves…


    Myth makers

    Scholars who doubt Jesus’ existence follow standard conspiracy theory procedure