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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 02:28 AM
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34. what about black september?
When the Palestinians formed their own military within Jordan and attempted to claim part of it for themselves... probably the closest thing to the IP conflict to ever occur in Jordan. When confronted by Palestinian militarism and terrorism within his own state Hussein reacted somewhat more severely than the Israelis ever have. His army rolled in and mushed them. Thousands were killed within 11 days. Tens of thousands by the end of the month. Then there was the expulsion of the entire Palestinian leadership and all of its fighters.

September 1970 is known as the Black September (Arabic: أيلول الأسود ;) in Arab history and sometimes is referred to as the "era of regrettable events." It was a month when Hashemite King Hussein of Jordan moved to quash the autonomy of Palestinian organizations and restore the his monarchy's rule over the country.<2> The violence resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of people, the vast majority Palestinian.<1> Armed conflict lasted until July 1971 with the expulsion of the PLO and thousands of Palestinian fighters to Lebanon.
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