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From: Ismail Zayid
Subject: Re: April Update
Dear Mr. Ignatieff.
For a lawyer who claims to stand for human rights, your speech, at the Holy Blossom Temple, displays complete disregard for international law and any concern for the human rights of the Palestinian people, who have been under a brutal illegal Israeli occupation for over 40 years in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions. Israeli practices, throughout this illegal occupation, include extra-judicial execution, detention of thousands without charge or trial, torture, daily humiliation, denial of health care, demolition of thousands of homes and expropriation of property for the creation of illegal Jewish settlements. All these actions are in violation of virtually every article of the Fourth Geneva Convention and are identified by international law as war crimes, and they have been identified as such and condemned by all international human rights organisations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Israeli human rights groups including B'Tselem.
plea for forgiveness for stating that Israeli actions in Qana were
a war crime, is totally out of place. Over a thousand
Lebanese, overwhelmingly innocent civilians, were
killed in that war that
you claim in having shared values with
of the role your father played in bringing about the partition scheme of
1947 to partition
I think, Mr. Magnitieff, it is time that you and all Israel's apologists begin to pay heed to the UN Charter, international law and justice, so as to bring about a just peace with assured security for Jews, Muslims and Christians in that tortured land.