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Arabs faced inhumane treatment

As an Arab, I found Freeman's letter (Write Back, June 3) offensive. He quotes a Dutch politician talking about the Arabs as if they were not human beings.

It is also worth reminding Freeman that it was the native Arab population of Palestine who were ethnically cleansed from their homeland in 1948 in order to create Israel which treats its non-Jewish population as second-class citizens. More Palestinians were expelled in 1967 when Israel expanded its borders.

This is the same Israel that - as The Guardian revealed - offered to sell the nuclear bomb to apartheid South Africa in the 1970s.

MOHAMMED SAMAANA

Belfast

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