From: Ismail Zayid
To: Guardian Weekly
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 9:57 PM
Subject: Sad day for Western civilisation.

June 12, 2005.
The Editor,
Guardian Weekly.
Dear Editor:
In your article, June 10, Israeli settlers, refusing withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, claim: " It's a fight for western civilisation." It is a sad day for Western civilisation if it is built on stealing other people's land, demolishing their homes and subjecting them to daily humiliation, amongst the other crimes committed against the Palestinian people.
Surely the people and leaders of the Western world hold their civilisation to a higher standard and we hope will voice their revulsion against this claim?
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid, MD.