November 29, 1947: War, Ethnic Cleaning Unleashed

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    This was the beginning of the ethnic cleansing and occurred six months before the first regular soldier from a surrounding Arab state entered Palestine, which was on May 15, 1948.

    I remind you that the Deir Yassin massacre occurred on April 9, 1948, and also that by May 15, all of the major cities of Palestine had been cleansed of Arabs and about one half of the 750,000 to 800,000 Palestinian refugees has been ethnically cleansed.

    Between the time that Israel declared itself a state in May of 1948 and the summer of 2005, Israel killed 50,000 Palestinians, according to Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe, writing in Foreign Policy, in the summer of 2005. And since October of 2000, Israel has killed 6430 Palestinians, according to the web site, If American Knew. The latter figure averages to about 2 Palestinians killed per day by Israel.

    According to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition, Israel has destroyed 34,000 Palestinian homes in the West Bank, and East Jerusalem since 1967, and, in the same period, about 800,000 olive and citrus trees in the west Bank and Gaza resulting in a loss to the Palestinian economy of $55 million, according to a recent estimate by the international humanitarian relief agency Oxfam. And in Israel’s winter assault on Gaza in 2009, Israel destroyed between 4 and 5,000 homes and either damaged destroyed as many as 50,000. Many Gaza families spent the winter of 2010 living in caves dug out of the rubble of their destroyed homes because the area is under siege with building material not allow to enter.

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    Eminent Historian Sir Martin Gilbert
    Kenneth Bilby, Palestine Correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune during the 1948 War
    The Economist, October 2, 1948...
     
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    Israel attacked Palestine 6 months before any Arab army entered Palestine. There were over 350,000 refugees by then.
     
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    Nonie Darwish, Author, human rights activist, whose father, Colonel Mustafa Hafez, was a senior intelligence officer in the Egyptian army.

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    Yeah, 6 months after Israel began its major ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
     
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    You lost, as usual, Scout. Go to mommy, stupid little boy.

    Nonie Darwish, Author, human rights activist, whose father, Colonel Mustafa Hafez, was a senior intelligence officer in the Egyptian army.

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    Israel cleansed over 300,000 Palestinians before the 1948 war.
     
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    Eminent Middle East Historian Bernard Lewis...

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    PF wishes to end the state of Israel. It's no wonder he complains that his side refused to negotiate and simply continued to refuse discussion and move towards attacking the Jews even before Israel was created.

    In that they lost as well. The Arabs lost their attempt to stop the fledgling birth of Israel and to this day both Shia and Sunni Muslims wish and work towards that end.

    As PF calls for a one state solution... :)


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    The Palestinian issue is just a red herring to accomplish what has been the continued call for the end of Israel even before it began.
     
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    When the daughter of a former Egyptian military leader in the '48 War acknowledges the Arabs intended to ethnically cleanse the Jews out of Israel, that pretty much ends the debate for poor little Tinhead.
     

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