From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 9:16 AM
Subject: Blinkred comment.

Canada Palestine Association,
POBox, 1085,
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
July 15,2004
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail.
Dear Editor:
Marcus Gee , in his comment :{" No talking is no barrier to settlement" July 14}, describes the ruling of the International Court of Justice[ICJ] as a "blinkered ruling." If anything is blinkered here, it is Mr. Gee's comment. As ruled by all the judges of the ICJ, excluding the American judge, the wall Israel is building on Illegally-occupied Palestinian territory is illegal and in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and hence a war crime, and must be dismantled.
In speaking of settlement between Israelis and Palestinians, would it occur to Mr. Gee to call on Israel to comply with international law and repeated Security Council resolutions that stipulate that Israel is in illegal occupation of Palestinian land, including its illegal occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza as a result of its blatant war of aggression against its neighbours, in June 1967?
Is Mr. Gee not aware that the Jewish settlements erected by Israel in the West Bank and Gaza are illegal and must be completely dismantled if there is to be a settlement of this conflict? 
Security for Israelis and Palestinians will be obtained when Israel is in full compliance with international law and UN resolutions, and not by building this Apartheid wall.
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid, MD.
President, Canada Palestine Association.