The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine placed 'Ayn Karim in the Jerusalem enclave intended for international control. In April 1948, most of the women and children in the village were evacuated. It was attacked by Israeli forces during the ten-day truce of July 1948. The remaining civilian inhabitants fled on 10-11 July. The Arab irregular forces who had camped in the village left on 14-16 July after Jewish forces captured two dominating hilltops, Khirbet Beit Mazmil and Khirbet al Hamama, and shelled the village. During its last days, 'Ayn Karim suffered from severe food shortages. Israel incorporated the village into the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem as Ein Karem.
^ abB. Morris, (2004) p 436, quoting: Entries for 10 and 11 July 1948, General Staff∖Operations Logbook, IDFA∖922∖75∖∖1176; and Mordechai Abir, ´The local Arab Factor in the War of Independence (Jerusalem Area) `18-19, IDFA 1046∖70∖185∖∖; and Yeruham, `Arab Information (from 14.7.48) ´, 15 July 1948 HA 105∖127aleph.