Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 12:28 PM
Subject: Undeserved credit.
Nov. 19, 2005
The Globe and Mail.
The Israeli ambassador, Alan Baker [letter,
Nov.18], demands credit for israeli so-called Disengagement from the
Gaza Strip, a tiny portion of Palestinian territory occupied in 1967. This
illegal and brutal occupation has been allowed to stand for 38 years, in
defiance of international law and repeated Security Council
This Disengagement has merely transferred the Gaza
Strip into a large prison by maintaining Israeli control of Gaza's airspace and
all sea and land approaches. The prisoners may now move more freely inside their
prison but the prison guards are still surrounding the prison.Even the recent
agreement for opening the Rafah exit to Egypt stipulates Israeli continued
camera monitoring of all movement across this exit out of this prison. This
disengagement has been correctly described by Dov Weisglass, Mr. Sharon's
adviser, as the formaldehyde to bring to an end all peace
negotiations and any prospect of a Palestinian state.
Despite this so-called Disengagement, Israel
continues to bomb and kill Palestinians in Gaza and terrify them with its sonic
booms, in defiance of ceasefires accepted by Palestinian resistence
Perhaps it is relevant to remind Mr. Baker that
what the Palestinians and the world at alrge are calling for is a
complete withdrawal from all occupied territories so that peace
and secutity can be attained for Palestinians and Israelis.
Ismail Zayid, MD.