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wikiEthnic cleansing is a euphemism referring to the persecution through imprisonment, expulsion, or killing of members of an ethnic minority by a local majority to achieve ethnic homogeneity in majority-controlled territory.Flash forward to the Judaization of Jerusalem in 2009, Ethnic cleansing is “In Progress” every day, house evictions, home demolitions, expulsion, murder, removal by force, it’s ALL in use today, by the “Jewish Only State” of Israel. More:
The term ethnic cleansing has been variously defined. In the words of Andrew Bell-Fialkoff:
[E]thnic cleansing [...] defies easy definition. At one end it is virtually indistinguishable from forced emigration and population exchange while at the other it merges with deportation and genocide. At the most general level, however, ethnic cleansing can be understood as the expulsion of a population from a given territory.
The official United Nations definition of ethnic cleansing is "rendering an area ethnically homogeneous by using force or intimidation to remove from a given area persons of another ethnic or religious group"
However, ethnic cleansing rarely aims at complete ethnic homogeneity. The common practice is the removal of stigmatized ethnic groups, and thus can be defined as "the forcible removal of an ethnically defined population from a given territory", occupying the middle part of a somewhat fuzzy continuum between nonviolent pressured ethnic emigration and genocide.
A similar term with the same intent was used by the Nazi administration in Germany under Adolf Hitler.(Netanyahu) When an area under Nazi (Israeli) control had its entire Jewish (Palestinian) population removed, whether by driving the population out (To Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, rest of the world), by deportation to Concentration Camps (Israeli Jails and Refugee Camps), and/or murder, the area was declared judenrein, (lit. "Jew Clean"): "cleansed of Jews". (Judaization of Jerusalem=Palestinain Free Zone)(cf. racial hygiene).
Ethnic cleansing as a military and political tacticIsrael guilty of Crimes Against Humanity:
The purpose of ethnic cleansing is to remove the conditions for potential and actual opposition, (IN PROGRESS) whether political, guerrilla or military,(IN PROGRESS) by physically removing any potentially or actually hostile ethnic communities.(IN PROGRESS) Although it has sometimes been motivated by a doctrine that claim an ethnic group is literally "unclean" (Jews then, Palestinains now) more usually it has been a rational (if brutal) way of ensuring that total control can be asserted over an area.(BINGO!)
There is no formal legal definition of ethnic cleansing. However, ethnic cleansing in the broad sense - the forcible deportation of a population - is defined as a crime against humanity under the statutes of the International Criminal Court (ICC)SOME EXAMPLES LISTED IN WIKI ARE:
The UN Commission of Experts (established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 780) held that the practices associated with ethnic cleansing "constitute crimes against humanity and can be assimilated to specific war crimes. Furthermore ... such acts could also fall within the meaning of the Genocide Convention." The UN General Assembly condemned "ethnic cleansing" and racial hatred in a 1992 resolution.
1. The Palestinian exodus, in which the substantial majority of Arab Palestinians (approximately 700,000) in the areas of British Mandate of Palestine that became part of Israel fled or were forced to leave in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.Israel should read wiki, and the world should enforce UN Security Council Resolution 708……….now!
2. The creation of the apartheid system in South Africa, which began in 1948 but reached full flower in the 1960s and 1970s, involved some ethnic cleansing, including the separation of blacks, Coloureds, and whites into separate residential areas and private spheres. The government created Bantustans, which involved forced removals of non-white populations to reserved lands. The governing minority forced relocation of the majority to different areas, as well as restricting their movement
3. After the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland and Act of Settlement in 1652, the whole post-war Cromwellian settlement of Ireland has been characterised by historians such as Mark Levene and Alan Axelrod as ethnic cleansing, in that it sought to remove Irish Catholics from the eastern part of the country, others such as the historical writer Tim Pat Coogan have describe the actions of Cromwell and his subordinates as genocide.