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    • Teresa-Maria (Tess)
    • 06.12.07 | 04:35 (IST)

    Using the same def of ethnic cleaning as Pappe, I do believe there were elements of Israeli society that tried to engage in ethnic cleansing. The def being, " a well defined policy by group of persons to systematically eliminate another group from a given territory on the basis of religious, ethnic, or national origin. Such a policy involves violence and is very often connected with military operations" (Pappe 2007, p1) Pappes' arguments center around the construction of plans that culminated in iteration with the Plan D. Adding to this conviction is the report of an IDF Intelligence Service recounted in Benny Morris' "1948 and After" which gives the top 3 reasons for the Palestinian exodus being activities of various Zionist paramilitary groups, and 5 and 6 being psychological warfare and "Ultimative expulsion orders". 4th is Arab decrees to leave. (Morris 2003, p.88) Later, he discusses Transfer Committees that were to protect the future of a Jewish state by 'transfering' Arab

    from the article: A bad odor
    First published 00:00 05.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.12.07
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