From: Ismail Zayid
To: bill.graham@dfait/
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 1:50 PM
Subject: Selective Concern.

Canada palestine Association
P.O.Box 1085,
Halifax, NS., B3J 2X1
Feb. 8, 2002
The Hon. Mr. Bill Graham, MP.
Minister of Foreign affairs.
Dear Mr. Graham:
We applaud your stand against terrorism and the killing of innocent civilians. However, we are puzzled by your selective concern for terrorist attacks against Israel, as reported today by The Canadian Press in your blunt message to Mr. Qureia, visting Speaker of Palestinian Parliament. We note that there is not a word in your statements, blunt or otherwise, against the virtually daily demolition of Palestinian homes, the continuing rocket attacks by Israeli F16's , Apache gunships and tanks destroying Palestinian life and the infra stucture of Palestinian institutions.There are daily killings of innocent Palestinian men, women and children , humiliation, denial of access to hospital care and violation of their human rights. All these brutal acts are in clear violation of The Fourth Geneva Convention, and yet go on uncontested by our government and other governments that claim to care for human rights and international legitimacy.
Furthermore, do I need to remind you that the Palestinian people continue to be subjected to an oppressive illegal occupation that has been allowed to stand for 35 years in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions? This illegal oppressive occupation is a blatant act of terrorism that is the primary cause of the killings we are witnessing.
We call on our government to speak clearly and call for the immediate termination of this illegal occupation, so as to bring peace and security for both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples.
Yours sincerely,
Ismail zayid, M.D.
President, Canada Palestine Association.