From: Ismail Zayid


Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 8:56 PM

Subject: Deafening silence.


Canada Palestine Association,

P.O.Box 1085,

Halifax, NS. B3J 2X1


June 11, 2006


The Hon. Mr. Peter MacKay, MP.

Minster of Foreign Affairs,



Dear Mr. MacKay:


The state of Israel continues its campaign of killing Palestinians, almost on a daily basis. The recent abominable crime of killing an entire family, including three children, sitting on the Gaza beach, is only another link in a continuing series. Despite this, we are puzzled and shocked by the deafening silence of our government regards this crime. Yet, we recall your loud statements condemning Palestinian 'terrorism' for the killing of Israeli civilians. Are Palestinians less than human, in our government's eyes, and crimes against them less than worthy of our government's attention?


It is time, Mr. Mackay, that this policy of double standards is brought to an end, and it is time that our government practices the principles and policies we claim to uphold in support of universal human rights and international law.


Yours sincerely,


Ismail Zayid, MD.

President, Canada Palestine Association