Barkat appeals to keep open detox center in Lifta

10.10.2011                      12.Tischrei. 5772

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Barkat appeals to keep open detox center in Lifta

Jerusalem mayor pleads to health minister for continued operation of Lifta Detoxification Center for teenagers in danger of closing.

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat sent a letter to Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman on Sunday to plead for the continued operation of the Lifta Detoxification Center, a Jerusalem institution for teenagers dealing with drug and alcohol abuse in Jerusalem that is in danger of closing at the end of the month.
The Health Ministry has threatened to close the 20- year-old center after finding that its physical building was in a state of disrepair. The detox center, known by its Hebrew initials of Magal, is tucked away in the abandoned Arab village of Lifta, among wildly-blooming cacti and ancient stone buildings….