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Israel Evicts Palestinians from Homes

August 17, 2009

Earlier this month, Israeli riot and border police evicted two Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem, claiming the land on which their houses were built belongs to Jews, based on a court ruling that there were Jewish inhabitants in the region in the 1930s.

The Aug. 2 evictions provoked unusual criticism from the United States, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling the actions “regrettable.” However, Palestinians and international observers say the actions were part of a longstanding policy of Israeli ethnic cleansing that has gone on for six decades.

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Stephen Lendman, research associate at the Center for Research on Globalization, said Israel has established a legal framework that systematically deprives Palestinians of their land and then bars them from any legal means of reclaiming it.

Like many Palestinians before them, the two evicted families were made homeless. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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