. The soldiers brought their wives and concubines to the camps, some of whom, according to Philip Hitti, were no doubt captured native women. The governmental framework of the Byzantine era was preserved, though a commander-in-chief governor-general was appointed from among the new conquerors to head the government, combining executive, judicial and military roles in his person. Hitti, 2002, p. 424. In 639, a plague (Plague of Emmaus) which
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Nicopolis ("City of Victory") by Elagabalus in 221 CE, becoming the chief ''polis'' in a region that bore its name. Negev and Gibson, 2005, p. 159. Robinson writes that the town was rebuilt "by the exertions of the writer Julius Africanus." In 222 CE, a basilica was erected there, which was rebuilt first by the Byzantines and later
Up from the Original Diaries, with Historical Illustrations, with New Maps and Plans authorlink Edward Robinson (scholar) first1 Edward last1 Robinson publisher Crocker & Brewster year 1856 * *
with an 'alef (Aleph). History Classical antiquity Imwas has been identified as the site of ancient Emmaus, where according to the Book of Luke (24:13-35), Jesus appeared to a group of his disciples, including Cleopas, after his death and resurrection. Emmaus is also mentioned in the first Book of the Maccabees (Books of the Maccabees) as the site where Judas Maccabeus defeated the Syrian General
describes this destruction and other acts of suppression against Christian worship as one of the main impetuses behind the First Crusade, in which, "Saving Christian sites and guaranteeing access to them was paramount." Crusader era William of Tyre, describing the arrival of the armies of the First Crusade to Imwas from Ramla in 1099, notes the abundance of water and fodder available at the site. Throughout the 12th century, Imwas
this time, and likely attended services alongside the Crusaders at the parish church dedicated to St. George which was constructed in the village by the latter on the site of the ruins of the earlier churches. Levy, 1998, p. 508. Thiede and D'Ancona, 2005, p. 60 Imwas was likely abandoned in 1187 and unlike the neighboring villages of Beit Nuba, Yalo, Yazur and Latrun, it is not mentioned in chronicles describing
and Roula El-Rifai. ''Palestinian Refugees: Challenges of Repatriation and Development.'' p.128 Ottawa: International Development Research Centre. ISBN 1-55250-231-7 Kirsher, Sheldon. (2007, 13 December). ''Canada Park – an Israeli haven for picnickers, hikers, cyclists''. Canadian Jewish News. Wood, Trish. (1991). ''Park with no Peace'' TV documentary . Toronto: the fifth estate Islamic rule Rafah was an important trading city during the early Arab
be that mentioned by Sozomen in the 5th century, Theophanes (Theophanes of Byzantium) in the 6th, and by Willibald in the 8th. Robinson, 1856, p. 146. The ruins of the "ancient church" are described by Robinson as lying just south of the built-up area of the village at that time. Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau also visited Imwas in the late 19th century and describes a local tradition centered around a bathhouse dating
, where it begins with an 'alef (Aleph). History Classical antiquity Imwas has been identified as the site of ancient Emmaus, where according to the Book of Luke (24:13-35), Jesus appeared to a group of his disciples, including Cleopas, after his death and resurrection. Emmaus is also mentioned in the first Book of the Maccabees (Books of the Maccabees) as the site where Judas Maccabeus defeated the Syrian General
title International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: E-J first1 Geoffrey W. last1 Bromiley publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing year 1982 isbn 9780802837820 * *
lower by elevation. 200px thumb Map of destroyed villages and armistice lines (File:CanadaParkCropped.jpg) All Arab villages in the Latrun salient were razed during the Six Day War on the orders of Israeli general Yitzhak Rabin and over 10,000 inhabitants were expelled. population&hl en&pid bl&srcid
and Yalo.population&hl en&pid bl&srcid ADGEESihja_bise16cuqZUyvYfKdPJkOdRsHpNQ8p6eLpkO-grooLTvYbiMqwA3TE02CAwTL4xOtFQj_Y0bG8jZdkTAmbVmJpXMkIgpodhPibDmbby59w42nWZAN-3yWhWGaodnW45AN&sig AHIEtbS8xTtoY4ynI5T782aBcomrTDfnqA Al-Haq Legal Brief The inhabitants were granted compensation but not allowed to return. Oren, 2002
of Bayt Nuba in 1970.population&hl en&pid bl&srcid ADGEESihja_bise16cuqZUyvYfKdPJkOdRsHpNQ8p6eLpkO-grooLTvYbiMqwA3TE02CAwTL4xOtFQj_Y0bG8jZdkTAmbVmJpXMkIgpodhPibDmbby59w42nWZAN-3yWhWGaodnW45AN&sig AHIEtbS8xTtoY4ynI5T782aBcomrTDfnqA Al-Haq Legal Brief
'''Imwas''' ( from Jerusalem in the Latrun salient (salient (geography)) of the West Bank. Wareham and Gill, 1998, p. 108. Often identified with the biblical Emmaus, over the course of two millennia, Imwas was intermittently inhabited and was ruled by the Romans (Ancient Rome) (including the Byzantines (Byzantine empire)), Arab caliphates, Crusaders, Ottomans (Ottoman empire), and the British (British empire), as part of the Mandate in Palestine (British Mandate Palestine). After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, Imwas fell under Jordanian control (Rule of the West Bank and East Jerusalem by Jordan). Its population at the time was predominantly Arab Muslim, though there was an Arab Christian minority.
Captured by the Israeli Defense Forces during the Six-Day War on June 7, 1967 along with the neighbouring villages of Yalo and Bayt Nuba, Imwas was depopulated and then destroyed on the orders of Yitzhak Rabin. Reports of its destruction caused a minor controversy abroad. The residents of the three villages were offered compensation but were not allowed to return. Oren, 2002, p. 307. Segev, Tom (Tom Segev) (2006). 1967: Israel, the War and the Year That Transformed the Middle East, Metropolitan Books, pp. 306-309. Segev, 1967, p. 82. Mayhew and Adams, 2006. Today the area of the former village lies within Canada Park, which was established by the Jewish National Fund in 1973.