What is ethnic cleansing?

  • (noun): The mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area.

Ethnic Cleansing

Ethnic cleansing (compare Serbo-Croatian etničko čišćenje) is a policy designed by one ethnic or religious group to purposely remove by violent and terror-inspiring means as well as deportation and killing the civilian population of another ethnic or religious group from certain geographic areas.

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Some articles on ethnic cleansing:

The Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestine - Critics
... describing Pappe in his review of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine writes, "At best, Ilan Pappe must be one of the world's sloppiest historians at worst, one of the most dishonest ... and small, characterize almost every page of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine ... Commenting in his review Alice in Ethnic Cleansing Land, Raphael Israeli of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs notes, "When we advance beyond the title of this eye-catching volume of one-sided 'Hi ...
Lašva Valley Ethnic Cleansing - Ethnic Cleansing - Ceasefire
... On April 19 the ECMM reported a sharp deterioration of the situation in Central Bosnia, a possible explanation being the suspected aim of the Croats to take over the territory of the two provinces while the world's attention was focused on Srebrenica ... On April 20, Gaćice, a village to the south-east of Stari Vitez, was attacked by the HVO and soon after that the duty officer of the Viteška Brigade reported that the "village of Gaćice has been 70 per cent done" and would probably be under control by the end of the day ...
Ethnic Cleansing - Criticism of The Term
... the rise of the term and its use for events that he feels should be called "genocide" as "ethnic cleansing" has no legal definition, its media use can detract attention from ...
Alan Hart (writer) - Views - Israel
... came into being as a consequence of Zionism terrorism and ethnic cleansing, had no right to exist and, more to the point, could have no right to ... with a stolen nuclear weapon to trigger a war with Iran and "finish the ethnic cleansing of Palestine" under cover of war, which Hart claims that Israel is planning to do "as soon as the opportunity ... of Zionist terrorism and pre-planned ethnic cleansing, had no right to exist and, more to the point, could have no right to exist" without the consent of the Palestinians, which they have never given ...
Massacres Of Poles In Volhynia - Number of Victims - Table
... Podole, Volhynia, and Lublin" Terles 50k 60-70k - 100-200k In Ethnic Cleansing p61 Karta 35k 29.8k - - 6.5k "Polska-Ukraina", t.7, 2000, p. 350 ethnic cleansing Czesław Partacz - - - 134-200k Przemilczane w ukraińskiej historiografii przyczyny ludobójstwa popełnionego przez OUN-UPA na ludności polskiej Prawda ... Barbara Stelzl-Marx, People on the Move Population Transfers and Ethnic Cleansing Policies During World War II and Its Aftermath ...

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