In Response Israel Has Just Announced and the US Has Made a Public Statement - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 01.11.11 | 20:58 (IST)

    that in order to maintain the demographic intergirty of the Jewish State and for the security of its population all areas surrounding Jerusalem, including Silwan and Sheik Jarrah will be cleared of its Arab inhabitants. The government of Israel has provided documents from the Ottoman period that all the Arab residents of the surrounding areas of Jerusalem have been resident there only since the 6th cent. and have been inhabitating Jewish homes which were vacated under duress in the 7th cent. The government of Israel denies the calumnies being leveled against it calling this move "ethnic cleansing" as vicious examples of anti-semitism. The US and EU express through a State Department spokesman their disapproval.

    from the article: Israel to expedite settlement construction in response to Palestinian UNESCO membership
    First published 20:19 01.11.11 | Last updated 20:19 01.11.11
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