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Israel’s strategy during the 1948 Palestinian Nakba, when they drove 850,000 Palestinians from their homes. Today, Israel continues to commit ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians
Ethnic cleansing is a policy or political/military strategy that seeks the expulsion, by force if necessary, of a particular ethnic group. In the Palestinian context, ethnic cleansing has been comprised of three stages. The first was to violently uproot people from their homes. The second stage has been to erase their history and connection to the land. The third stage is to ensure that they will never return to their land and homes. The Zionist movement in historic Palestine used ethnic cleansing to target Palestinians in 1947-1950, and Israel continues a ‘slow’ ethnic cleansing process today.
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