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Imwas (Arabic: عِمواس‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) was a Palestinian Arab village located {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} southeast of the city of Ramla and {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} from Jerusalem in the Latrun salient of the West Bank.<ref name=Warehamp108>Wareham and Gill, 1998, p. 108.</ref> Often identified with the biblical Emmaus, over the course of two millennia, Imwas was intermittently inhabited and was ruled by the Romans (including the Byzantines), Arab caliphates, Crusaders, Ottomans, and the British, as part of the Mandate in Palestine. After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, Imwas fell under Jordanian occupation. 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, the villagers of Imwas were expelled and the village destroyed on the orders of Yitzhak Rabin. 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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