Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 11:54 PM
Subject: How about a call to Sharon ?
Canada Palestine Association,
Halifax, NS. B3J 2X1
24 June, 2002
The Hon. Mr. Bill Graham,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Dear Mr. Graham:
We read in the press about your telling arafat to make a 100%
effort to curb Palestinian attacks on Israelis. Why, pray, is there no call on
Sharon and his government to bring to an end the atrocities and war crimes
committed by the Israeli forces, largely against defenceless civilians, using
tanks, F16's and Apache gunships? How about asking Israel to cease its
systematic violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, including
collective punishments, demolition of Palestinian homes, expropriation of
their land, creation of illegal Jewish settlements, extra-judicial
assassination, detention without charge or trial and torture of
Above all, is it not time for our government to demand an
immediate termination of the oppressive illegal occupation,
of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, that
has been allowed to stand for 35 years in defiance of international law and
repeated Security Council resolutions? How long must Israel be allowed to remain
above international law?
Ismail Zayid, M.D.
President, Canada Palestine Association.