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    • CommonSense
    • 15.01.06 | 14:49 (IST)

    Ze'ev has but one theme to play and everything else falls under it. In 1948 the Arabs refused to accept partition and the first attack came from their side on Nov 30, 1947 when they killed 7 Jews. In fact up until mid-March it was they who initiated attacks and the Haganah which defended, initially losing the battles until they took the initiative. On May 14th 5 Arab states attacked Israel which was not yet armed with tanks or artillery or planes. It was only further into the war that matters turned in Israel's favor. And under these conditions Carmel in the north and Allon in the south did not intend to leave (not should they have)thier logsoticla supply line exposed. That is where most (though not all) of the villagers were expelled from their homes. All in all however, not more than 20% were expelled. Others fled because their leaders abandoned them. To equate this with the shameful behavior in Hevron of both the settlers and the authorites serves no-one.

    from the article: Here come the true settlers
    First published 00:00 15.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 15.01.06
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