You wrote-----"Since you have such public spirit you should save your sympathy and apply your indignation in a worthier cause, the Palestinians in Lebanon are not even second class citizens because though they`ve lived there for generations, they`re not considered citizens at all. See below Margie and find out why they have lived in Squalor for 60 years.You are a bigoted racist individual, but given that this is your second "Apartheid" (SA) one is not surprised at what lengths you will go to to deny the truth. Read and learn.Dont bother to respond.The post is not for your edification.You are beyond that. The Pan-Arab invasion of May 15th clearly hardened Israel,s resolve regarding the Palestinian civillian population, for good military reasons. On June 16, the Cabinet, without a formal vote, resolved to bar the return of refugees.The IDF general staff ordered it,s units to stop would be returnees WITH LIVE FIRE.At the same time the army, the settlements, and the JNF Lands dept took a number of initiatives designed to obviate a return.Abanoned villages were were razed or mined or, later filled with new Jewish immigrants,as were abandoned urban neighbourhoods;fields were set alight, and landowners still in place were "URGED" to sell out and leave; and new settlements were established on Arab Sites and began to cultivate the "Abandoned' fields. In the third and fourth stages of the Exodus, in July and October-November 1948 about three hundred thousand more Arabs became refugees, including the sixty thousand inhabitants of Lydda and Ramle who were "Expelled" by IDF troops.However, many of Nazareth,s Arabs were allowed to stay, apparently to avert the prospect of negative reactions by Western Christian States. From Benny Morris--Righteous Victims page 256/257.
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