ethnic cleansing

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ethnic cleansing

Euphemistic the violent removal by one ethnic group of other ethnic groups from the population of a particular area: used esp of the activities of Serbs against Croats and Muslims in the former Yugoslavia
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In another regional case, Israel has savagely attacked Lebanese and Palestinian lands, killed thousands, imprisoned thousands more, colonized and ethnically cleansed Palestinian lands, and laid siege to Gaza to the point where children's growth is stunted due to a lack of sufficient nutrition.
But yes, another reason is that some Sunni neighborhoods are walled off, and other Sunni areas have been ethnically cleansed.
The village was ethnically cleansed of its Serbs when the Croatian Army mounted Operation Storn in the 1990s.
Jersey and Maine combined fleeing war, torture, disaster, hunger; 10 million evicted from their homes, displaced, ethnically cleansed.
They have slowly been ethnically cleansed in the city side of Londonderry; the same has taken place in border areas and republicans seek to do the same in other areas.
It's not new for Armenian Christians, over a million of whom were massacred by Muslim Turks; just as it's not new for Bosnian Muslims in being ethnically cleansed by some Chosin among the so-called Christian Serbs, who described themselves as Chosen in defending Christianity against Islam.
During the war the Serbs ethnically cleansed Muslims from the town and set up a concentration camp nearby.
The chapter "Ghosts" describes Turks' refusal to acknowledge the Armenian genocide in 1915, when Ottoman troops and irregulars ethnically cleansed eastern Anatolia of Armenians after repulsing a Russian invasion that Armenians had supported.
Several ethnically cleansed states and areas have been established and today receive extensive international assistance, while Serbia, the most multinational society, with 26 nationalities living peacefully together, is exposed to the punishment of the western world.
Such willed blindness to the imperatives of either justice or reconciliation comes from the fact that this peace was brokered from the interests of states, not peoples: of Slobodan Milosevic's Serbia and Franjo Tudjman's Croatia, intent on maintaining their ethnically cleansed territorial gains; of a United States that has no interest in independent international pursuit of war crimes; of a Western Europe eager to rid itself of the troublesome legions of refugees.
This character - played by Gabrielle Carteris, who is Greek - is in fact a decoy, set up as the scholarly Semitic foil to the blonde, bob-nosed Tori, who emerges, by contrast, ethnically cleansed.
Responding to a question, Sardar Masood Khan said, 'Kashmir Pandits had not been ethnically cleansed from Kashmir by Kashmiri Muslims.