Ethnic Cleansing, n. A euphemism to describe the systematic forceful removal or genocide of a minority ethnic or religious group from a region or a society by another ethnic or religious group in order to achieve ethnic or religious homogeneity.
Back side story: "Olive trees live for 2000 years and more, some are said to be 3000 years old. They symbolize longevity & a culture's place in the landscape. Perhaps it is for these reasons that the Israeli army & settlers target Palestinian olive trees? Some are burned where they stand, others cut down, some dug up and stolen. Most are destroyed by machines like this American made Caterpillar armored bulldozer. What other reasons could there be for the destruction? Since 2000, half a million Palestinian olive trees have been destroyed.
"Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English, or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct." -Mahatma Gandhi.