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Dumai wrote (edited )

You haven't really explained why it doesn't fit in with the definition of genocide.

i don't know that it doesn't - and i have to admit i'm leaning more towards the conclusion that it does. i might need to do more reading on this subject. my point was more to say that if it can't be considered genocide then the violence towards arabs and their expulsion from this land certainly constitutes ethnic displacement (i.e. ethnic cleansing) if not an attempt at ethnic elimination, in whole or in part.

to be honest, the main reason i hesitate here is that i'd rather not draw too hasty a comparison between israel's actions and the holocaust.