Canada Park

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Canada Park (, Arabic:كندا حديقة) is a national park established on the remains of several Palestinian villages that were depopulated in 1948 or 1967. It is maintained by the Jewish National Fund of Canada. It lies mostly in the West Bank, with a portion in the region that was a no man's land before 1967 and incorporated into Israel in 1967.

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Israeli forces established Canada Park in an area lying mostly in Jordan and to a lesser extent in Israel after the Six-Day War. A recreational area, it is located west of Jerusalem, north of Highway 1 (Tel Aviv - Jerusalem), between the Latrun intersection and Sha'ar HaGai. The park lies on land formerly occupied by four Palestinian villages: Dayr Ayyub, Imwas, Yalo, and Bayt Nuba. Israeli forces demolished Imwas, Yalo and Bayt Nuba immediately after the Six-Day War as part of the Israeli strategy to widen the Jerusalem Corridor.



Imwas, Beit Nuba, and Yalo were captured by the Israeli Defense Forces during the Six-Day War. On orders of Yitzhak Rabin, the villages were immediately razed and their 14,000 inhabitants expelled.Swedenburg,...
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