----- Original Message -----

From: Ismail Zayid

To: Globe & Mail

Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:15 AM

Subject: All settlements are illegal.


Aug. 14, 2007


The Editor,

The Globe & Mail.


Dear Editor:


Shira Herzog, in her column:{"The settlers issue in the West Bank is far from settled" Aug. 14}, speaks of hundreds of unauthorised illegal outposts. Yet these outposts are provided with infrastructure "...and all receive military protection."  The point that is not mentioned and should be emphasized is that all the settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal, as defined by the Fourth Geneva Convention and Security Council resolutions # 446 of March 22, 1979 and # 465 of March 1, 1980..


If Israel is truly interested in peace, it is essential that it must comply with international law and UN resolutions.




Ismail Zayid, MD.