What is Imwas known for?


, 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

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-'As in the early 7th century. The conquered towns included "Ghazzah (Gaza) (Gaza), Sabastiyah (Sebastia (town)) (Samaria), Nabulus (Shechem), Kaisariyyah (Caesarea) (Cæsarea), Ludd (Lod) (Lydda), Bayt Jibrin, Amwas (Imwas) (Emmaus), Yafa (Jaffa) (Joppa), Rafah, and Yibna. (Bil. 138), quoted in le Strange, 1890, p.28 Artistic representations Palestinian artist


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: Canada Park's Concealed Crime " BADIL Category:Palestine Category:Arab villages depopulated after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War As a result of the Six-Day War, around 280,000 to 325,000 Palestinians fled Bowker, 2003, p. 81. the territories occupied by Israel, including the demolished Palestinian villages of Imwas, Yalo, Bayt Nuba, Surit, Beit Awwa, Beit Mirsem, Shuyukh (Shuyukh (village)), Jiftlik

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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


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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


of a shrine-church therein, when he writes that the Lord "consecrated the house of Cleopas as a church." Pringle, 1993, p. 52 In the 5th century, a second tradition associated with Emmaus emerges in the writings of Sozomen, who mentions a fountain outside the city where Jesus and his disciples bathed their feet, thus imbuing it with curative

;ref name Sharonp80 In 723, Willibald of Eichstätt visited Imwas. In his writings, he notes that the church, which he thought lay over the house of Cleopas, was still intact; he also recalls and describes the miraculous water source mentioned by Sozomen. Thiede and D'Ancona, 2005, p. 59. Hugeburc von Heidenheim (Hygeburg), a nun who visited Palestine in the 8th century, mentions both the church and the fountain in Imwas in her work


'''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.

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