From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 9:24 AM
Subject: The reform charade.

May 17,2002
The Esitor,
The Globe & Mail.
Dear Editor:
As your editorial {"The Arafat factor" May 17} notes, there is a need for reform and end of corruption in the Palestinian Authority [PA]. However, this demand, by Sharon and his US allies, for 'reform' is truly a charade. This is merely to divert attention from the brutal occupation. The Palestinian people's most pressing need is a complete termination of this illegal and oppressive occupation. If the US and its allies truly care for democracy and human rights, they should be calling for an end to this occupation, in compliance with international law.
Yours Sincerely
Ismail Zayid, M.D.