From: Ismail Zayid
Cc: Right Hon. Paul Martin MP ; Sarkis Assadourian ; Mr. Bill Graham
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 5:42 PM
Subject: War Crimes and Deadly Silence.

Canada Palestine Association,
POBox. 1085,
Halifax, NS, B3J 2X1
May 17,2004
The Hon. Mr Bill Graham MP
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Dear Mr. Graham:
The Israeli government is conducting an outrageous campaign in Rafah, demolishing hundreds of homes in the Rafah Defugee Camp, and leaving thousands of innocent civilians homeless. These are people who have already been expelled, by Israel, from their homes in Occupied palestine, and have been made refugees for the second or third time. This action is in clear violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and thus defined as a war crime, in a continuing catalogue of war crimes committed by Israel in the illegally occupied territories.
There is no justification for this deadly silence and we call on our government to condemn these acts in the strongest possible terms, as well as taking the appropriate action, in compliance with international law, as a High Contracting Party to the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid, MD.
President, Canada Palestine Association.