[wrong] Words attributed to David Ben Gurion “A community of woodcutters and waiters” — Jul. 1948

Apocryphal or wrong quotation or doubtful.

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We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters


This would have been said by Ben-Gurion during the ethnic cleansing of Lydda, then reported in 1960 by Uri Lubrani, Ben-Gurion's special adviser for Arab Affairs, finally quoted in: The Arabs in Israel by Sabri Jiryas. This does not appear in Jiryas' book and is most probably an invention.

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