Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 5:42 PM
Subject: War Crimes and Deadly Silence.
Canada Palestine Association,
Halifax, NS, B3J 2X1
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.
Ismail Zayid, MD.
President, Canada Palestine Association.