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Arab League calls for Israel to be "compelled" to end crimes against Palestinians

The Arab League has called on the international community to assume its responsibilities in compelling Israel to end its crimes against the Palestinian people; end its military occupation; and implement all relevant international resolutions. In a statement released to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the notorious Deir Yassin massacre, the League stressed that the continued international silence about Israel's crimes and the lack of accountability gives it the green light to continue the occupation.

Two hundred and fifty men, women and children were killed by Jewish terrorist groups in the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem on 9th April 1948. Menachem Begin's Irgun and Yitzhak Shamir's Stern Gang also wounded more than 300 Palestinians. Both men went on to become prime ministers of Israel.

The Arab League described Deir Yassin as part of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, designed to spread fear and terror amongst the civilian population. This was, it has been pointed out, official policy of the Zionists at the time and is something that is continuing to this day through the policies of the Zionist state of Israel.

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