Ethnic Cleansing

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A form of genocide in which one population group systematically kills another, often within the borders of its own country—e.g., the killing of Muslims in the former Yugoslavia, or Kurds in Iraq—based on differences in ethnic origin. Ethnic cleansing is often regarded as synonymous with genocide, but is defined as forced deportation or population transfer, which often escalates to genocide. The escalation point is sometimes called murderous ethnic cleaning
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Forming the very basis of Israel's raison-d'E[logical not]tre, the Zionist intent to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians happened in two major waves, first in 1948 and then in 1967.
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.
The Sudanese government admits mobilising "self-defence militias" following rebel attacks but denies any links to the groups accused of trying to ethnically cleanse large swathes of territory 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.
This war is being designed to enable Ariel Sharon to ethnically cleanse the Israeli- occupied territories - James Paton, Kilmarnock.
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?
Accordingly we urge the international community and the solidarity groups worldwide to pressure their governments to take actions against Israeli policies attempting to ethnically cleanse the Palestinian existence from Palestinian lands and to continue to boycott Israeli businesses and companies exporting to Europe and North America as a form of pressure on Israel.
Maybe they are blue-collar workers on modest incomes like myself who fear for the future of our language, who feel enriched on hearing the language being spoken, who feel a tingle in the spine that despite eight centuries of attempts to ethnically cleanse us of our language and identity, we are still here
The indictments carry genocide charges and claim that the Operation Storm was planned to ethnically cleanse 150,000 Serbs from Croatia,' Mr Budisa said.
WARTIME Croatian Serb leader Milan Babic pleaded guilty yesterday to persecution in a plan to ethnically cleanse parts of Croatia of non-Serbs at the outset of the Balkan wars, and expressed 'a deep sense of shame' for his crimes.
Community groups in Wadi al-Ne'am, along with the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, have issued a public statement calling for the Israeli government to intervene and remove the factories and chemical plant from their land, and to put a stop to their attempt to ethnically cleanse the Negev of its Palestinian inhabitants.
Former Yugoslav leader Milosevic is accused of deliberately destroying the historic port - known as the Jewel of the Adriatic - as part of his plans to ethnically cleanse Croats and non-Serbs from the area.