From: Ismail Zayid

To: Globe & Mail

Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 12:57 PM

Subject: Bizarre charges

Nov. 22, 2006


The Editor,

The Globe & Mail.


Dear Editor:


Your correspondents, Leslie Smith, Y. Dukesz and D. Richler ,Nov.22, make bizarre charges. They are critical of Louise Arbour's statements about the trampled Palestinian human rights and the horrors to which they are subjected. They blame Palestinians and their leaders for the devastation they are facing.


Remarkably, your correspondents say not a single word about the brutal illegal occupation to which the Palestinian people have been subjected for decades and the Israeli violaton of virtually every article of the Fourth Geneva Convention. These violations are war crimes, as defined by international law.


It is time that Israel's apologists begin to see that security for Israelis and Palestinians can be assured only if Israel complies with international law and Security Council resolutions and terminate completely its illegal occupation of Palestinian land.




Ismail Zayid, MD.