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Syria’s Ethnic Cleansing

Posted by Atilla89 on July 18, 2007

Read it and get disgusted with the UN. As you should all know, the UN has a special human rights board for Israel who are supposedly not towing the line in regards to human rights in the West Bank. However nothing is being done with Syria and a whole host of other countries for example North Korea or China. Here’s the link to read the rest of it:

While the world’s attention is focused on the war in Iraq, the internal Palestinian strife, the Israeli-Hamas confrontation in Gaza, and the clashes in Lebanon between the Lebanese army and Syrian supported Fatah al-Islam, scant attention has been paid to developments inside Syria.

The regime of Bashar Assad has used this opportunity to re-launch the campaign of ethnic cleansing in the Kurdish region of Hasakah. The Syrian press, controlled by the regime, prevents access to the foreign press and the abuses of the Kurds have gone practically unreported. News of the ethnic cleansing is arriving almost exclusively through letters and faxes from persecuted Kurds.

The champion of pan-Arabism, Egypt’s former President Gamal Abdel Nasser, was the first to consider the Arabization of the Kurdish region of Hasakah when he led the United Arab Republic (UAR) – a merger between Syria and Egypt that lasted from 1958-1961. In 1959, the UAR government began to settle Arabs in the Derrick area, located on the west bank of the Tigris River. Nasser had hopes of transferring 1.5 million landless Egyptians to the Kurdish region of Syria, and managed to establish at least two villages populated by Egyptians.

According to Sherkoh Abbas, President of the Kurdistan National Assembly-Syria, “The UAR government was determined to inflict maximum damage on the Kurds because they were viewed as agents of Israel. In 1960, the Syrian government issued a decree that denied the Kurds the right of grazing livestock on their own land. As a result, millions of livestock perished of starvation, causing the Kurds severe economic hardship.”

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