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Thread #69858   Message #1191916
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
23-May-04 - 06:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Palestine, My Palestine
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Palestine, My Palestine
Whether the refugees left because they were deliberately driven out, or because they wanted to get out of the way of the fighting, as normally happens in time of war and upheaval, is not the determining factor.

Either way they had a right under international law to return to their homes once the fighting had stopped, just as the refugees from Kosovo had the right to return. "Ethnic cleansing" is criminal wherever it takes place, and whoever the victims may be.