From: Ismail Zayid

To: United Church

Sent: Friday, November 24, 2006 9:49 PM

Subject: Honourable stand


To the Moderator, United Church of Canada.


We applaud your honourable stand in condemning the inhuman siege imposed on the Gaza Strip and subjecting over a million innocent civilians to hunger and deprivation of all humanitarian needs, besides the killing of hundreds of innocent men, women and children.


We also applaud your courageous stand in calling on our government to bring to an end its unquestioning support for the Israeli onslaught against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank, who have been subjected to an illegal brutal Israeli occupation, that has been allowed to stand for 39 years in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions.


Peace and security for Palestinians and Israelis can be assured only if Israel is made to terminate completely its illegal occupation and comply with UN resolutions, so that peace can be assured for this tortured Holy Land.


We call on all people with a sense of humanity to call for an end to this oppresive occupation.


Yours sincerely,


Ismail Zayid, MD