editorial, ["New hope in Middle East" July 27], you state, amongst a number of historical
misrepresentations, that :" Hamas,
however, remains an obstacle [to peace]". Perhaps it is worth reminding
you that Hamas was elected to form a government only
18 months ago. Israel has been operating an oppressive
illegal occupation of Palestinian territory for 40 years, in defiance of
international law and repeated Security Council resolutions. Thus, pray, who is
truly the obstacle to peace in the Middle East?
throughout your lengthy tirade, there is no mention, at all, of the occupation..Perhaps,
it is relevant to remind you that the Palestinian people and authorities have,
for decades, expressed recognition of the state of Israel and willingness to live in peace
with Israelis and their only demand is that Israel should terminate completely its
brutal and illegal occupation of their land and comply with international
law and UN resolutions.
believe that you owe it to your readers to present a balanced
and less biased views of this conflict, which has a great impact on
regional and international peace.