Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 1:58
Subject: How about the illegal
17 Dec. 2001
The Halifax Herald
Howard Kleinberg [ "Has Arafat run out of lives" Dec. 17]
selectively blames Arafat and Hamas for the terrorism and violence engendered in
Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. There is not a word of blame
for Sharon and Israel who continue to use their mighty F16's. Apache warships
and tanks to bomb Palestinian towns and villages, demolish thousands of homes
uproot thousands of olive trees and murder hundreds of Palestinian men,women and
children, amongst other acts of terrorism. There is not a word about the brutal
and oppressive Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories that has been
allowed to stand for over 34 years, in defiance of repeated Security Council
resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention..
In the books pf Mr. Kleinberg and other Israeli
apologists, does Palestinian life or human rights count for anything, and must
Israel remain above international law?
Ismail Zayid, M.D.