Palestinian leader accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

September 12, 2016 6:41 AM

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Palestinian leader accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

JERUSALEM – The Palestinian president is accusing Israel of "ethnic cleansing," days after Israel's leader lobbed that same allegation at the Palestinians.

President Mahmoud Abbas has made the claim against Israel in the past. But his remarks late Sunday came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted West Bank settlements were not an obstacle to peace and that Palestinians wanted the "ethnic cleansing" of Jews in the West Bank.

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