From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe & Mail
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 10:04 AM
Subject: Israeli practise bombing.

June 27,2005.
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail
Dear Editor:
Re: {"Israeli pilots practise bombing in Alberta" report by Bob Reguly, June 27}
Is the Israeli air force in need for more practise in bombing ground targets? The Israeli air force is actively performing, virtually daily, bombing of Palestinian towns and refugee camps, demolishing homes and killing scores of men, women and children. These acts are in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and thus are war crimes, as defined by international law, and have been condemned by all international human rights bodies and Israeli human rights groups.
Your report speaks casually of Israeli projected bombing of Iran's nuclear facilities. Even assuming that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, by whose license is Israel entitled or allowed to bomb these sites?
Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has had for decades hundreds of nuclear weapons. Why is that never mentioned?
Canada's invitation to Israel to participate in the practise of bombing in the Maple Flag operation appears to condone Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians. Is Canada proud of complicity in these crimes?
Ismail Zayid, MD.
Yours sincerely