How Israel Has Been Driving Palestinians Out Of Their Homes

The residents of West Bank and Gaza Strip live under dire conditions that eventually force most of them to leave their homeland in search of a safe haven.

Ethnic cleansing, it appears, is shockingly popular in Israel.

A recent study by Pew Research Center shows more than half of the Jewish population in Israel wants Arab Palestinians to be expelled or transferred from the region.

There are currently 12.37 million Palestinians in the world. About 4.75 million live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (1.85 million and 2.9 million, respectively), while others either live in refugee camps in neighboring states or have immigrated to other countries.

Many consider the eviction of 700,000 to 800,000 Palestinians in 1948 as the biggest exodus, but the tragic truth is that Israel has been effectively expelling Palestinians from their homeland since — it has just gotten better at hiding these banishments.

The government uses a number of legal loopholes and methods to not only segregate and monitor the Palestinian citizens in the settlements of West Bank and Gaza Strip, but also play a vital part in driving them from their homes.

From the state-controlled population registry to draconian restrictions and harsh rules, find out more about at the camouflaged ways Israel has been banishing the Palestinians in the video above.

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Thumbnail/Banner Credits: REUTERS/ Ismail Zaydah

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