Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 11:10
Subject: Editorial bias.
Jan. 11, 2002
The Halifax Herald.
Your editorial [ "Muscular restraint" Jan 11] displays an
incredible degree of insensitivity and blatant bias. To depict Israel as the
innocent victim fighting terrorism shows a total blindness to the facts.
There is not a single word about the oppressive Israeli illegal occupation
of Palestinian territory, that has been allowed to stand for over 34 years,
in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions.
There is not a single word about the collective punishment inflicted against
Palestinians, in defiance of The Fourth Geneva Convention.
There is not a single word about the 73 homes demolished yesterday in
Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, carried out by Israeli bulldozers, leaving 125
families and a thousand men, women and children homeless. There is not a
word about the hundreds of Palestinians, forty percent of whom are
children, that have been killed by Israeli soldiers and
It is time that you begin to see that
even Israel must be subject to international law, and
that even Palestinians deserve to be treated like human
Ismail Zayid, M.D.