From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 11:50 AM
Subject: It is the occupation......
Dec. 2,2004
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail.
Dear Editor;
In your editorial: {" Rock's UN challenge" Dec. 2}, you go at length providing pretexts for Canada's increasing support for Israel at the UN, and criticism of UN resolutions which condemn Israeli oppresive practices against the Palestinians. These practices are in violation of virtually every article of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and hence are tantamount to war crimes, as defined by international law.
Perhaps it is worth reminding you and our government that Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian and Syrian territories stands, for the last 37 years, in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions. It is the responsibility of our government and media to stand with the requirement of all states, including Israel, to comply with international law.
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid