From: Ismail Zayid
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 4:45 PM
Subject: A voice of courage.

The Editor,
Calgary Sun.
Dear Editor:
Thank you for publishing the article by Mr. Kaufmann : { "Reality trumps PR: Israel faces a tough sell in increasingly brutal conflict" Jan. 3}.
Mr. Kaufmann is clearly a voice of courage and integrity. Israel's brutal occupation of the Palestinian people must not remain hidden under a campaign of organised cover-up by Israel's apologists, in Canada and elsewhere. Israeli practices including extra-judicial assassination, detention of thousands without charge or trial, torture, daily humiliation, denial of health care, demolition of thousands of homes and expropriation of territory for the creation of illegal Jewish settlements and by-pass roads for Jews only, are in violation of virtually every article of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and thus defined, by international law,as war crimes.
This apartheid policy must be exposed, and this illegal occupation, which stands in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions, must be completely terminated, so that there will be peace and security for both Palestinians and Israelis, in this tortured land. How long must Israel remain above international law?
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid, MD.