From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 12:19 PM
Subject: Peace in the Middle East.

17 April, 2002
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail
Dear Editor:
Amos Oz, in his program for peace {"Peace in the Middle East...." April 17}, blatantly negates international law and the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people. Complete Israeli withdrawal from illegally occupied territory is a basic requirement. This illegal occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, which consititute only 22% of historic Palestine, has been allowed to stand for 35 years, the longest foreign occupation in modern history. International law and Security Council resolutions state clearly the " indmissibility of aquisition of territory by war." Furthermore,  the systematically uprooted refugees have the fundamental right of free choice to return to their homes, or accept compensation, as stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and repeated UN resolutions.
It is time for Israeli apologists and  those who claim to believe in peace that they must see that Israel cannot remain above international law.
Yours Sincerely,
Ismail Zayid, M.D.