Quotation from David Ben Gurion “We could accomplish our aim of cleansing the Galilee” — 1948
From an Israeli government protocol [that would have been] translated from Hebrew by Israel Shahak.
- Ben Gurion, David (1886-1973) ( 93 quotations )
- Ethnic cleansing through violence ( 123 quotations )
" Regarding the Galilee, Mr. [Moshe] Sharett already told you that about 100,000 Arabs still now live in the pocket of Galilee. Let us assume that a war breaks out. Then we will be able to cleanse the entire area of Central Galilee, including all its refugees, in one stroke. In this context let me mention some mediators who offered to give us the Galilee without war. What they meant was the populated Galilee. They didn't offer us the empty Galilee, which we could have only by means of a war. Therefore if a war is extended to cover the whole of Palestine, our greatest gain will be the Galilee. It is because without any special military effort which might imperil other fronts, only by using the troops already assigned for the task, we could accomplish our aim of cleansing the Galilee. "
Charley Reese Truth or Myth about Israel? Read between Quotation Marks , The Orlando Sentinel (June 13, 1999), republished under the title What Israeli Historians Say About 1948 Ethnic Cleansing by the WRMEA, Sept. 1999 (Lien )
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