Former Israeli soldier talks about 1948 war atrocities
Tel Aviv - A testimony by a former Israeli soldier has given details of ethnic cleansing atrocities committed by Israeli troops in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Amnon Neumann said he participated in the expulsion of Palestinians from their villages in southern Israel.
Neumann, a former member of the Palmach, the elite fighting force of the Haganah, said in a video testimony, that Israeli troops engaged in ethnic cleansing and massacres against Palestinians, and burned entire villages. He confessed that he helped in killing men and chasing off women and children. Neumann said: "This is very clear. We came to inherit the land. Who do you inherit from? If the land is empty you inherit it from no on
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