From: Ismail Zayid
To: Guardian Weekly

Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 8:57 PM

Subject: War Crimes Galore


The Editor
The Guardian Weekly

March 5, 2001

Dear Editor:

Perhaps Mouna Naimís and Nihad Hamadís account ["Lebanon massacres still cast stain on Sharon",March 1] will persuade your correspondent, Rolf Wilkund [March 1] that the blood of the thousands of women and children massacred in Sabra and Shatilla was on Sharonís hands, besides those of the Lebanese Phalangists. This, surely, was a war crime, amongst many committed by Israelís distinguished leaders, not excluding the Nobel laureates, Rabin and Peres. Naim relates Shimon Peres responsibility in the Qana massacre of 1996. It was Yitzhak Rabin, as Israelís army chief of staff, who ordered in June 1967 the total systematic dynamiting and bulldozing of the villages of Imwas[Emmaus], Yalu and Beit Nuba [my own home town] and the expulsion of their inhabitants, apart from the 18 old men and women in Beit Nuba who could not leave their homes in time before they were buried in their rubble. Today, at the sites of these villages, stands the infamy called "Canada Park".

The accounts of the cold blooded murder of Egyptian and Palestinian POWís in Sinai, in 1956 and 1967, are another story of more war crimes.

Yours sincerely

[Dr.] Ismail Zayid