From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe & Mail
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 9:28 AM
Subject: Sharon's formaldehyde solution.

April 20.2005
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail.
Dear Editor:
Marcus Gee's flowery praise for Sharon's solution :{"Mr.Sharon's 92-per-cent solution" April 20} defies credibility. The settlements that Mr. Sharon plans to annex are illegal and are in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and thus defined by international law as war crimes. the apartheid wall that sahron is building is a land grab that has been condemned by the International Court of Justice.
Furthermore, the Disengagement plan and Sharon's solution are a charade as clearly illustrated  by Sharon's chief advisor, Dov Weissglas, who stated: "Palestinians would have to turn into Finns" before this could happen. "Effectively, this whole package called the Palestinian state, with all that it entails, has been removed indefinitely from our agenda," he said. "And all this...with a [US] presidential blessing and the ratification of both houses of Congress." Just in case someone may still have illusions, he explains that the proposed disengagement "is actually formaldehyde. It supplies the amount of formaldehyde that is necessary so there will not be a political process with the Palestinians." As Ephraim Sneh, a Labor member of the Knesset, observed, "Formaldehyde, it should be noted, is the liquid in which dead bodies are preserved."
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid, MD.