From: Ismail Zayid
To: Beverley Dauphinee ; The Halifax Herald
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 1:58 PM
Subject: How about the illegal occupation?
 
17 Dec. 2001
 
The Editor.
The Halifax Herald
 
Dear Editor:
 
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?
 
Yours sincerely
 
Ismail Zayid, M.D.