|Name meaning||Jerash; personal name|
|Date of depopulation||21,October, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Military assault by Yishuv forces|
Jarash (Arabic: 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.
To the east of the village lay Khirbat Sira, which is identified with a Mamluk/Ottoman village.
In the late nineteenth century, Jarash was described as a village built on the spur of a hill with olive trees growing below it.
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
- List of Arab towns and villages depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War
- List of villages depopulated during the Arab-Israeli conflict
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- Welcome To Jarash
- SWP map XVII, IAA
- SWP map 17, Wikimedia commons
- Jarash from the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center