From: Ismail Zayid
To: The Halifax Herald
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 11:28 AM
Subject: How about sticking to facts?.
 
18 Feb. 2002
 
The Editor,
The Halifax Herald.
 
Dear Editor:
 
Your correspondents Fran Morrison, Edward Pencer and Bob MacLaughlin { letters feb. 18} are reproducing old fables as historic facts.As I indicated in my previous letter {"Blaming the Victims" Feb. 6} the Israeli propaganda claims about current Palestinian school textbooks have been refuted by independent American scholars. The studies are available for those who care to know the truth.
 
The PLO National Charter of 1968, that Bob MacLaughlin quotes, was abolished as part of the Oslo agreement in 1993, and was finally annulled by a vote in the Palestine National Council, held in Gaza in the presence of President Clinton in 1996.
 
The abhorent killing of Palestinian and Israeli innocent civilians is the direct result of the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory that has been allowed to stand for 35 years, in defiance of repeated Security Council resolutions. Israel and its apologists must take heed of international law and there will be peace for all.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Ismail zayid