"BEN JABO der yasin happened before the arabs tried to stopthe ethnic cleasing of palestinans" - born in the USA What are you talking about? Yes, I understand that the Dir Yassin massecre was what made it impossible for any surrounding Arab nation to avoid conflict. I am, however, quite aware that during the first four months of the war, from December 1947 until March of 1948, the initiative was in the hands of the Arabs and that the 'ethnic cleansing' pressure was upon the Etzion Bloc and not Arabs. The initiative was in the unmerciful and anti-benevolent hands of Abudl Kader. I do not deny the massecre at Dir Yassin, or the intent of the Revisionist Zionists responsible to cause a panic amongst all Arabs in Palestine. But there is NO DOUBT whom first attempted 'ethnic cleansing.' The objective of the Arab forces was the extermination of all Palestinian Jews. The 'ground rules' of the war were written by Arabs, not Jews.
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