Overgrown by foliage, eroded by time, and abandoned by its residents. Lifta, a formerly Palestinian Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, is now a collection of tired and collapsing old homes. Those living in the village fled during the 1948 war. According to Palestinian friends, some of whose families and friends experienced this ordeal, those fleeing would often leave only with the clothes on their back and the key to their front door, intending to return once the fighting had passed. But to this day the streets of Lifta are silent, save for the drone of the motorway encircling it.