When the Latrun area was occupied in June 1967, residents of the Palestinian villages of Amwas, Beit Nuba, and Yalo were expelled, and their communities were razed to the ground. Members of Kibbutz Nachshon, the nearest Jewish community, witnessed the destruction in real-time. In internal discussions immediately after the war, they debated what to do with the property left behind by their neighbors, the crops nearly ready for harvesting in the fields, and the fertile land that now lay deserted.

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Al HaReches (on the ridge) - the Nachshon kibbutz newsletter,
July 7, 1967

Amos Kenan’s testimony from Beit Nuba,
June 10, 1967