Imwas: occupied and destroyed by Israel in 1967

Imwas, one of three Latroun villages destroyed by Israel in 1967

Imwas, one of three Latroun villages destroyed by Israel in 1967

The village of Imwas (عِمواس) was one of three villages in the Latroun area (Palestine’s District of al-Ramla) that were occupied by the IDF in June 1967, during Israel’s military conquest of the West Bank in the 6-Day War.  Subsequently, the inhabitants of the villages were expelled, and their  homes leveled to the ground. Where Imwas stood until 1967, Israel (via the Jewish National Fund) planted the Valley of Springs in Canada Park, a recreation forest which serves the purpose of re-writing the history of Palestine by eradicating its Palestinian past.  The two other villages were Bayt Nuba (بيت نوبا) and Yalu (الو).  Not one of the several thousands of people who lived there until 1967, and very few traces of their physical presence, remains today.

Information on these three Palestinian villages, and on hundreds of others destroyed by Israel since 1948, can be found at www.PalestineRemembered.com.

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