Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 9:54 AM
Subject: Laden with falsehoods.
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25 March 2004
The Globe & Mail.
Barry Rubin, in his article, March 23, justifying the
assassination of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, states: '" In 1997, during the Oslo peace
process, Israel gave Mr Arafat's claim a try and released the religious sheik."
This is a total falsehood. Sheikh Yassin was released from Israeli gaols, in
1997, in response to a deal with King Hussein of Jordan to release Israeli
secret Mossad agents, carrying Canadian passports, sent,
by Israeli prime minister Netanyahu, in a botched attempt to assassinate
Khalid Meshal, in Amman, using internationally-banned chemical weapon.
Mr Rubin states : " International diplomacy generally assumes that
any dispute is resolvable through compromise and negotiation." Perhaps Mr.
Rubin should be reminded that international law and diplomacy require all
states to comply with international law prohibiting invasion and occupation of
the land of its neighbous. International law requires termination of the
oppresive illegal Israeli occupation, that has been
allowed to stand for 37 years, in defiance of international law and repeated
Security Council resolutions.
Ismail Zayid, MD.