ethnic cleansing

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the mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area

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On the tiny strip of Shuhada Street -- that in the aftermath of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre hasn't yet been fully ethnically cleansed of Palestinian presence -- illegal annexation attempts are progressing continuously.
The story about an "Alevi rump state" along the coast of Syria, builds upon Sunni fears that they are about to also be ethnically cleansed from around Hatay, Turkey-Giving them a good reason to fight a sectarian war.
It has been 65 years since the Nakba, when 750,000 Palestinians were dispossessed, forced into exile, and ethnically cleansed from their homes as the Israel was being created in 1948.
The book does not deal with the problem that Jews, Muslims, and Gypsies-core makers and users of jewelry and ornament in Europe-have been ethnically cleansed from the European academy.
The indigenous population are also left somewhat bewildered when they feel that it is they who are the foreigners in the land of their birth, and the area in which they grew up has been colonised, even ethnically cleansed.
Entire cities and towns formerly occupied by blacks have been ethnically cleansed and destroyed.
Nothing illustrates the hypocrisy better than a comparison of their demand that Israel accept an Arab aright of returna with their ambition for a state that would be ethnically cleansed of all Jews.
Attacks are an increasingly frequent occurrence in the oil and gas rich province, where the native Muslim Uighur people feel they are being ethnically cleansed by a mass influx of Han Chinese, sponsored by the government to 'colonise' the province.
Since the events in Rwanda, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the past two decades, the international "obligation to protect" civilians being wantonly killed, injured or ethnically cleansed is now widely accepted.
Do it somewhere where there are still significant numbers of English and British people and they haven't been ethnically cleansed from their own country.
Seventy per cent are refugees displaced in previous wars when, as Israeli historians have shown, they were ethnically cleansed.
For them the founding of Israel was a catastrophe when more than 750,000 of their people were ethnically cleansed and forced into permanent exile.
My understanding is that the neighborhoods are safer but am wondering if that's because they have been walled off and ethnically cleansed.
A new documentary about one of the most controversial Irish figures of the 20th Century says he tried to form an ethnically cleansed style of police force for a new Ireland when he took on the task of creating the Garda Siochana in 1922.
From 1986 to 1989 Saddam Hussein ethnically cleansed a good portion of the Kurds who refused to change their ethnicity to "Arab" then moved more Arabs, Stalin-style, into the Kurds' former homes.