Mar 26 2008
Abbas, who wants Jew-free Palestine, accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing [Excerpts]
PLO/PA chief Mahmoud Abbas - who has, by his own proud admission, used violence for decades to generate global support for a Jew-free Palestinian state - Thursday charged Israel with "ethnic cleansing" Jerusalem by banning Arabs from building homes in the city.
The remarks, which Israel slammed as "inflammatory," were made in Senegal at a summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
"What is taking place on the ground today is in total violation of [the peace process]," Abbas said, according to the Israeli daily Ha'aretz.
He was not speaking about his people's firing of dozens of rockets at Israeli Negev towns.
"Our people in [Jerusalem] are facing an ethnic cleansing campaign through a set of Israeli decisions such as imposing heavy taxes, banning construction and closing Palestinian institutions in addition to separating the city from the West Bank by the racist separation wall."
Historically it is the Palestinian Arabs, and the Arab states in general, that have employed ethnic cleansing policies against the Jews.
[TBC: The so called "racist separation wall" has drastically reduced the number of Arab terrorist attacks and consequently lowered the numbers of Israeli deaths.]