Zochrot – Imwas, Yalu, and Beit Nuba Tour – Report

/* NOTE: 3 Villages ethnically cleansed on the direct orders of Moshe Dayan and that the JNF/KKL help hide under “Ayalon Canada Park”. Here is the photographic evidence of the Ethnic Cleansing of Imwas by the JNF/KKL:


Commemorating the three Latrun villages of Imwas, Yalu, and Beit Nuba

By Zochrot

“On Saturday, June 7, 2003, 150 people gathered in the auditorium of Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salaam to commemorate the 36th year of the occupation — the territories in the “Six Day War” as they are called by Israelis or “Naqsa ’67” as they are called by the Palestinians, and in particular to commemorate the tragic event that took place not far from here in the area of Latrun.

Three groups came together to organize the event: The Committee of the Three Villages, a Palestinian organization that works for the recognition of the injustice and for its repair through the return of the refugees to their villages and the return of their lands; Dumiya – Saqina, the pluralistic spiritual center of Neve Shalom, which works to advance the goals of the binational community by providing a framework for spiritual, cultural, and educational activities so as to advance listening, understanding, and reconciliation between Arabs and Jews; and Zochrot.

In this time, while a physical wall of separation is being built between the nations, we, Jews and Arabs, choose to act in favor of recognition of the memory of the Nakba of the Palestinian people and call for justice to be granted to the refugees and the internally displaced in favor of reconciliation and the advancement of peace and equality.

We chose to tell the story of the three Latrun villages and to post our signs because their stories are an example of Israel’s policy which chooses to deny and erase it. On the lands of the village “Park Canada” an entire park was created, full of signs, visited by thousands of vacationers, but the Palestinian history of the place is not mentioned. The signs tell the far-off history all the way back to the Romans.

Continue reading and check out photos of the event at : Zochrot – Imwas, Yalu, and Beit Nuba Tour 

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