From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Cc: Patrick Martin
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 2:15 PM
Subject: " What about the occupation?"
Feb. 5, 2002
The Editor
The Globe & Mail
Dear Editor:
In your editorial : {"Yasser Arafat's words" Feb. 5}, you quite rightly point out that whatever Arafat says or does is irrelevant, as Mr. Sharon "has no intention of forging any kind of peace accord, least of all with Mr. Arafat."  You still go on to call on Mr. Arafat " to produce more than words if he is to remain a player."
Surprisingly, there is not a word, in your editorial, about the occupation. Surely, you, and all those who are genuinely interested in peace in this area, should be calling for an immediate termination of this illegal Israeli occupation that has been allowed to stand for 35 years, in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions. Such compliance with international law requires no words from Arafat, if the U.S. and the international community care at all for the UN Charter and international legitimacy. 
Yours sincerely
Ismail zayid, M.D.