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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Karadzic is blamed for massacring 12,000 civilians in Sarajevo and 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in a bid to ethnically cleanse Bosnia.
'The indictments carry genocide charges and claim that the Operation Storm was planned to ethnically cleanse 150,000 Serbs from Croatia,' Mr Budisa said.
As news accounts amply demonstrated, Serb policy was to ethnically cleanse, or violently chase out, all non-Serbs from the areas Serbs coveted.
The killings, related impunity and settlement expansion are all methods used in a larger attempt by the Israeli government to ethnically cleanse the Old City of Palestinians.
It featured the Palestinian Authority calling for an international position to stop Israel's policy which aims to ethnically cleanse Palestinians of East Jerusalem.
The farmers accuse the Sudanese government of backing the militias in an effort to ethnically cleanse the area of black Africans.
He objects to those who would ``socially engineer,integrate or ethnically cleanse us into something that we are not'' - presumably into Welsh people.
Neil McEvoy, who represents the Riverside area, which has a large Muslim population, said: "Can anyone explain why Sharon is permitted to ethnically cleanse Palestine of its indigenous population?
He flew out as Serb paramilitaries mounted a final purge to "ethnically cleanse" the last families, according to aid workers.
With its systematic efforts to steal more Palestinian land and demolish and ethnically cleanse entire Palestinian villages and communities, expand its illegal settlement enterprise and to destroy homes and olive trees throughout occupied Palestine, among other flagrant violations of international law, Israel has clearly demonstrated its blatant intent of destroying the two-state solution and superimposing "Greater Israel" on all of historic Palestine.
Ashrwai pointed out that approving the construction of thousands of settlement units and the demolishing and eviction of Palestinians homes in East Jerusalem aims to ethnically cleanse the indigenous people of the land, isolate Jerusalem from its surroundings and separate the central West Bank from the southern to commence the Jerusalem project.
SIR - There is little doubt that a small group in Wales including some politicians and members of the press and media are determined to social-engineer or even ethnically cleanse the people in Wales into a single tribal group, modelled on their own perception of Welshness.