Jarash, Jerusalem

Jarash, Jerusalem

Jarash ( _ar. جرش) was a Palestinian village that was depopulated over the course of 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Located 25 kilometers west of Jerusalem, Jarash was a wholly Arab village of 220 inhabitants in 1948.cite web|title=Welcome to Jarash|publisher=Palestine Remembered|accessdate=2007-12-04|url=http://www.palestineremembered.com/Jerusalem/Jarash/] It was assaulted by Israeli forces of the Sixth Battalion of the Har'el Brigade on 21 October 1948 causing its inhabitants to flee.

There are no Israeli settlements on the site of the former town, though it is located within present-day Israel.

Walid Khalidi writes of Jarash:

"The site is overgrown with grass, interspersed with the debris of destroyed houses and stones from the terraces. The ruins of a cemetery lie northwest of the site. Groves of trees cover two hills to the west of the site that are separated by a valley. Carob, fig, almond, and olive trees grow on these hills.

See also

* List of villages depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war


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