While many Middle East analysts are busy decrying the defunct “peace process”, a much more conse-quential, yet overlooked issue is taking form across the West Bank and among Palestinian Arab com-munities in Israel. Throughout Palestine there is a decided campaign of ethnic cleansing underway, one house at a time, one village at a time.
Palestinian communities living in so-called Area C – nearly 60 percent of the West Bank that has re-mained under total Israeli control after the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993 – are denied permission to expand their communities and their homes are thus routinely demolished for violating military rules. Meanwhile, illegal Jewish settlements in these areas are in constant expansion.
The Israeli plan to ethnically cleanse the Bedouins of the Negev is no different from the plan to colonize the West Bank, Judaize the Galilee and Palestinian East JerusalemRamzy Baroud