are you nuts? What about 1948? 700,000 Arabs were driven from their homes, by Israeli massacres. This is ethnic cleansing, exactly like what happened in Kosovo.
Israel didn't drive them out, the Arab neighbours promise to 'ethnically clean' the region and their explicit REQUEST of the local arabs to leave drove them out.
Israel made a pact with Jordan, to split the palestinian controlled areas between them. The difference being, that Israel was much more brutal in it's conquest of the eastern palestinian lands, since it's goal was to cause a panic and drive out as many arabs as possible. Hence the border wars, which directly followed, as many of the arab refugees tried to return to their farms and were faced with a policy of being shot on sight.
Do you have a single example of this?
This was in violation of UN resolutions to guarantee their right to return after the ceasefire.
Which, like many other UN resolutions, was unacceptable and meant a death sentence to the Israeli state.
The refugees then formed armed bands, but not before Israeli bands penetrated the egyptian and jordanian frontiers, in an effort to cause further ethnic cleanisng and drive the palestinians even farther from the Israeli border.
Your fantasy stories about ethnic cleaning should be backed by more facts and references if you want them to be taken with any seriousness
Both invasions of Lebanon were also examples of ethinc cleansing -- of palestinians -- in another attempt to drive palestinian refugee's farther from Israel's borders.
Both? In fact, the invasion of Lebanon was an attempt to drive Arafat's headquarters of terrorist strikes against Israeli civilians away from Lebanon.
The massacre at Sabra
Which was carried out by Lebanese
wasn't some accident -- you need some massacres, preferably with a lot of publicity -- in order to achieve ethnic cleansing.
Your absurd claim that Israel wanted ethnic cleaning is beyond laughable. If Israel had wanted ethnic cleaning, then it could have ethnically cleaned the entire region. Israel is the military superpower of the middle east.
What do you think Sharon, the acknoweledged master of this, meant when he said "The palestinians should remember 1948"?
"acknowledged master of this"? You don't cease to amaze with these idiotic statements. Even if Sharon did know the massacre was going to happen, and did not stop it, how is he the master of the massacre, when it was carried out by Christian Lebanese?
Perhaps he meant: "Israel will defend itself and survive any attempts to destroy it"?
Your oppinion is so rediculously biased, your attempt to demonize Israel with false facts so absurd, that I can't grasp how many extremist islamic propoganda sites you've unskeptically read..
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