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Ethnic Cleanser

ID Number: 25436
Maker: Mark Huntington; Make It Stick
Technique: offset
Date Made: 2002
Place Made: United States: California, Garberville (Humboldt County)
Measurements: 30 cm x 21 cm; 11 13/16 in x 8 1/4 in
Main Subject: Palestine (Middle East); Israel (Middle East)
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

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9 times more effective than slobodan milosevic ariel sharon's Ethnic Cleanser concentrated eliminates palestinians as if they had never existed reduces all critics to anti-semites does all the dirty work for you warning: toxic if swallowed. repeated or prolonged media exposure may be fatal. consult spin doctor immediately. palestinians? what palestinians? 2002 make it stick! box 792 garberville ca 95542!

Acquisition Number: 2005-125

Design closely copies product packaging for “Miracle Gro,” a plant food that has nothing to do with the poster’s message. In 2002, Ariel Sharon (1928-2014), then Prime Minister of Israel, faced possible prosecutions for two war crimes that occurred 20 years apart: the September 1982 massacre of Palestinian civilians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon, and the killings in the Jenin refugee camp (West Bank) by the Israeli Defense Forces in April 2002. During the 1982 Lebanon War, while Ariel Sharon was Defense minister, the Sabra and Shatila massacre took place, in which between 460 and 3,500 Palestinian civilians in the refugee camps were killed by the Phalanges, Lebanese Maronite Christian militias. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) had been sent to the camps at Sharon's command to provide the Phalanges with logistical support and to guard camp exits. The incident led some of Sharon's critics to refer to him as "the Butcher of Beirut". The Kahan Commission, an Israeli body convened to investigate the Sabra and Shatila massacre, found the Israeli Defense Forces indirectly responsible for the massacre and charged Sharon with "personal responsibility." for the crimes. Sharon was fired as Defense Minister by Prime Minister Menachem Begin shortly after the report's release, but he remained in successive governments as a Minister. On 18 June 2001, relatives of the victims of the Sabra massacre began proceedings in Belgium to have Ariel Sharon indicted on war crimes charges. In June 2002, a Brussels Appeals Court rejected the lawsuit because the law was subsequently changed under heavy U.S. pressure to disallow such lawsuits unless a Belgian citizen is involved. In April 2002, in response to escalating attacks on Israelis, the IDF launched a large-scale anti-terrorist offensive against the Jenin refugee camp. Although claims of massacres were made, Human Rights Watch found no evidence for a massacre, but said "Israeli forces committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, some amounting prima facie to war crimes." The human rights organization also criticized Palestinian militants for having endangered the lives of Palestinian civilians in part by "intermingling" with them. In January 2006, Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke and remained in a vegetative coma for eight years. He died on January 11, 2014.

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