Imwas

Film                     Imwas                            5:44 minutes                              January 2012

The village of Imwas, located in the West Bank's Latrun enclave on the road between Jerusalem and Yafa, was attacked in 1948 although local resistance successfully defended the village against the attacks. In 1967, the village was again attacked and entirely ethnically cleansed. Some elderly villagers were unable to leave the village and were never seen again after the Israeli army systematically demolished every house in the village. The land was later taken over by the Jewish National Fund, and today Canada Park is built over the ruins of Imwas, Yalu, Bayt Nuba and Dayr Ayoob.

Featuring an edited interview with Umar al-Ghubari of Zochrot.
 
Audio            'Latrun Enclave: Preventing the Right of Return & the Role of the JNF'        10:36 minutes        February 2012

The Latrun Enclave is located on the main road from Jerusalem to Jaffa although within the area today referred to as the West Bank. Villagers successfully resisted Zionist attacks in 1948, but in 1967 the villages were ethnically cleansed. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) then took control of the area and created a large national park, called Canada Park, on the lands. The displaced villagers have never been permitted to return to their lands and today the area is annexed from the rest of the West Bank by the Apartheid Wall.

Featuring Palestinian activist Umar al-Ghubari from Zochrot.

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