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December 16, 2015 7:48 pm

UN-Sponsored Conference Accuses Israel of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

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Israel was accused of ethnic cleansing at a UN-sponsored conference. Photo: wiki commons.

Israel was accused of ‘ethnic cleansing’ at a UN-sponsored conference. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.org – The United Nations-sponsored International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians.

“Since Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967, it has implemented a comprehensive policy to deepen its control over the city by weakening Palestinian presence and ties there. In Jerusalem, a policy of ethnic cleansing was pushing Palestinians out of the city. Since September, the situation had erupted,” said Shawan Jabarin, director of the Al-Haq legal center in Ramallah, at the conference in Indonesia.

Jabarin called on world nations “to sever cooperation with Israel, ban settlement products, and implement sanctions.”

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In a statement for the conference, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned violence on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and lamented the “Israeli occupation.”

“The anger we are witnessing is bred from nearly five decades of Israeli occupation. It is the result of fear, humiliation, frustration, and mistrust,” Ban said.

The conference was organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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  • A Sanders

    The real ethnic cleansing was carried out by the Arab states after Israeli Independence in 1948. Today there are no Jews in Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan etc. a handful in Egypt where once there were flourishing communities contributing wealth, expertise and culture as well as living in harmony with the Arab community. The Jewish population at that time living in the Arab countries was around 1,000,000. There were no refugees as Israel welcomed them as did other countries. Palestinians (a recent name, that only goes back around 50 years) remain refugees as political pawns against Israel, the only democracy in the middle east. Why didn’t the Arab states take them in? No compensation worth about $300 billion today has ever been given to the families of those thrown out. Toady there are many more Palestinians than there are Jews living in the West Bank, so where is the ethnic cleansing??

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