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    • 23.01.13 | 22:00 (IST)

    ...a group of immigrants from Europe were extended citizenship anywhere in a ancient land called Palestine. But as they wanted to live together under their own rules they chose to live within a portion of the land offered. And the world agreed. To insure that they would have a majority within these Israeli borders they drove a portion of the indigenous population from their homes and land. "That worked well! We have the power in our guns to chase people before us."

    from the article: UN: Palestinians fleeing Syria face 'horrible' conditions in Lebanon
    First published 21:45 22.01.13 | Last updated 21:45 22.01.13
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