From: Ismail Zayid
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 5:52 PM
Subject: Your Global Perspectives.

Canada Palestine Association,
P.O.Box 1085
Halifax, NS, B3J 2X1
The Hon. Ms. Alexa McDonough, MP.
The House of Commons,
Dear Ms. McDonough:
I wish to thank you for forwarding to us a copy of your "Global Perspectives".
We are impressed and fully support your concern about human rights and humanitarian issues in the Horn of Africa, Eritrea, Iran, India, Southern Africa and Haiti.
However, we are surprised that the list of issues and peoples you express concern about does not appear to extend to the Palestinian people, who have been subjected to a most oppresive an brutal occupation, that stands for decades in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions. As you know, their human rights are violated on a daily basis, as confirmed by all international human rights groups, including Israeli human rights groups, including B'Tselem. They are subjected to torture, daily humiliation and their homes are demolished and their land is exoropriated for the creation of illegal settlements.
The occupying power, Israel, is in violation of virtually every article in the Fourth Geneva Convention, and these violations are defined by international law as war crimes.
Do we understand that your concerns and those of the NDP, as related to international law and human rights, are so selective that they do not include the continuing suffering and ethnic cleansing to which the Palestinian people are subjected?
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid, MD.
President, Canada Palestine Association.