The truth is, JH, that the Palestinians who fled Israel in the first war were strongly encouraged to flee by a policy of terror enacted by the Jewish terrorist groups Irgun and Lehi (and others). The Zionists organised a campaign of threats consisting of the distribution of threatening leaflets, 'violent reconnaissance' and, after the arrival of mortars, the shelling of Arab villages and neighborhoods. These, JH, are the unpleasant facts.
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