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Israel’s stance since 1948: “Rid [the ‎land] of the Palestinians wherever they ‎may be”, repeats libel that Israel ‎carried out Sabra and Shatila massacre – PA council

‎ “The [PA’s] Islamic-Christian Council for ‎Jerusalem and the Holy Places published ‎a statement yesterday [Sept. 16, 2014]. In ‎its statement, [the Council] stated that the ‎massacres being perpetrated by the ‎occupation state and its executive arms ‎throughout all its successive governments ‎constitute a continuation of the aggressive ‎stance it has adopted since 1948: “Rid [the ‎land] of the Palestinians wherever they ‎may be,” and constitutes a bloody ‎testimony to their ongoing suffering. The ‎Council said this statement was published ‎to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Sabra ‎and Shatila massacre, which was carried ‎out by the occupation army under the ‎leadership of Ariel Sharon and Rafael ‎Eitan at the Sabra and Shatila refugee ‎camps on September 16, 1982. Council ‎Secretary-General Dr. Hanna Issa said:‎ ’... The main aim of the massacres carried ‎out by the occupation is to sow fear in the ‎hearts of the Palestinians and to tighten ‎the noose around their [necks], in order to ‎force them to emigrate.’”‎

Note: Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian ‎refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during ‎the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of ‎the camps were massacred by Christian ‎Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding ‎policy of falsely accusing Israel of ‎committing the massacre or actively ‎helping to carry it out.‎