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In December, 1947, the Palestinian population numbered 1.3 million of which one million lived in the territory of the future Jewish state. The Jewish minority stood at 600,000. Zionist leaders needed a way to dispose of this large number of people "cleansing" the land for Jewish habitation only. They weren't planning to do it gently. Instead it became a systematic campaign of state-sponsored terror against a near-defenseless population unable to withstand the horrific onslaught unleashed against it step by step. It included threats and intimidation, villages attacked including while its inhabitants slept, shooting anything that moved, and blowing up homes with their residents inside plus other violent acts sparing no one, especially fighting-age men and boys who might pose a combat or determined resistance threat.
Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine a timeline
Originally posted by Signals
reply to post by Lavey2
Yes, I did. My question is very simple. You, however, have tried to derail ~your own~ thread with insults.....
[edit on 29-10-2009 by Signals]
Unfortunately much of what Pappé tries to sell his readers is complete fabrication. [...] This book is awash with errors of a quantity and a quality that are not found in serious historiography. [...] The multiplicity of mistakes on each page is a product of both Pappé's historical methodology and his political proclivities[.] [...] For those enamored with subjectivity and in thrall to historical relativism, a fact is not a fact and accuracy is unattainable."
In a review essay of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Seth J. Frantzman calls Pappé's work "a cynical exercise in manipulating evidence to fit an implausible thesis." He writes that Pappé "ignores context and draws far broader conclusions than evidence allows by cherry-picking some reports and ignoring other sources entirely."
Originally posted by Lavey2
please I know you run to the defense of Israel, but just look at the facts of the ethnic cleansing, in fact one book in Israel which is taught in schools regarding history is even stated that they did do ethnic cleansing this was by cambraige universitiy.
I suggest you open your eyes to historical text books.
Originally posted by Berens
reply to post by Lavey2
Did Palestinians accept the U.N. charter for their state? Nah.
Have both sides committed violence? Yep. Which side for decades has deliberately targeted civilians? I think we know the answer.
Which side includes lunatics who blow themselves up to commit mass murder? I think we know the answer to that too.
Who cares about arguing about 1947? How about we talk about Palestinian terrorists, kidnappers, and mutilators (they castrated one of the athletes they murdered at the Munich Olympics), as well as the fact that one faction of Palestinians threw the other faction off of rooftops and hangs their fellow Palestinians from lamp posts for political disagreements? And you defend a society of lunatics and fanatics? That's chutzpah.
Even then, the main starting point of the conflict started in the 1930's when it was Jewish terrorists blowing up Arabs (and Britons) in an effort to drive them out.