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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As Edgar O'Ballance testified, "it was the Jewish policy to encourage the Arabs to quit their homes," and "they ejected those who clung to their villages."(5) Other Arabs, according to Sir John Bagot Glubb, were "encouraged to move by blows or by indecent acts."(6) Ethnic purification was important to Zionist planners because of the demographic factors involved.
American Jewish leaders, in the words of a Boston Globe front-page story on August 10, "urged world leaders to investigate the reports of [Serbiani camps and ethnic purification and, if the reports are true, to intervene." Elie Wiesel is now speeding to Bosnia.
In this regard it is worth mentioning the Serbians's actions of ethnic purification in Kosovo, the operations of the Chechen rebels, the actions of ethnic purifications of the Albanians in Kosovo against the Serbian population in the Kosovo enclave, the gasification of the Kurd minority by the totalitarian regime in Iraq, the massacre of some minorities in Africa and Latin America by the antigovernmental paramilitary forces to give just some examples.