Skip to comments.Palestinians' Abbas accuses Israel of "ethnic cleansing"
Posted on 09/27/2012 12:52:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of ethnic cleansing Thursday for building settlements in east Jerusalem.
"It is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes," Abbas said in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
Shortly after, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked Abbas in his own address to the assembly.
"We won't solve our conflict with libelous speeches at the U.N.," Netanyahu said.
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Priest: Christians flee Egypt town after threats(Excerpt. The rest of the story is here.)
CAIRO (AP) -- A Coptic Christian priest in Egypt says Christians have fled their homes in a northern Sinai town after receiving threats from suspected Islamic militants.
Father Youssef Sobhi says Islamic militants have verbally threatened seven Christian families in the town of Rafah on the Egypt-Gaza-Israel border. One shop owner came under fire by masked militants, Sobhi told the AP on the phone Thursday.
This is rich, considering Muslims live in Israel, but no Jews live in the PA territories.