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    • hofshe
    • 26.04.07 | 08:31 (IDT)

    I am always amazed at the "number game". Yassar Arafat once gave the number as 600,000 (similar to 6,000,000 Jewish victims of the holocaust).The Jewish military forces number a small fraction of what the invading Arab forces had.Most Arabs fled due to fear.Fear that after years of attacking Jews once a Jewish country was established we would react like the Arabs themselves and seek revenge.Fear of being stuck in a crioss fire, fear of treatmemt by invading Arab armies, like the Iraqis treated fellow Arabs in areas they invaded.Of course nobody mentions ethnicly cleansed Muslim countries were you can no longer find Jewish or Christians.Did any Arabs attempt to return after their flight in 1948.According to the UN and other sources, no.

    from the article: The other Beit She'an
    First published 00:00 28.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 28.02.07
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