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April 18, 2012

Ha'aretz Fuels 'War of Extermination' Falsehood

Given headlines like this one today in Ha'aretz, it's no wonder that 40 percent of Europeans believe that Israel is engaging in a "war of extermination" against Palestinians:

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Not only is the Jordan Valley not Palestinian-free, but the region's Palestinian population has grown over the last decade. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, as of mid-year 2005, the Jordan Valley's population was 53,000. In March of this year, the PCBS reported that the population is "fewer than 65,000."

According to the Aix Group, a Joint Israeli-Palestinian International Economic Working Group:

Palestinian population in Jericho and Al Aghwar area increased from 32,713 in 1997 to 41,724 in 2007 accounting for 27.5 percentage change inpopulation within 10 years. The percentage change in this area is slightly higher than the percentage change in the West Bank accounting for 25.2%

The Jericho and Al Aghwar governorates constitute the bulk of the Jordan Valley, but some Jordan Valley communities also lie in the Tubas and Nablus governorates.

Hebrew readers can learn more about Ha'aretz's bogus charges of "ethnic cleansing" in the Jordan Vally at CAMERA's Hebrew site, Presspectiva.

Posted by TS at April 18, 2012 04:06 AM

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