From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:19 AM
Subject: One-sided view.

27 May 2003
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail.
Dear Editor:
In his article, { "One eye on the road map.." May 26}, Norman Spector states: " The ball now is in the Palestinian court - where it belongs. The violence over the past 32 months has largely been of their making, the Israeli violence mainly defensive." There is not a single word about the illegal occupation that has been allowed to stand for 36 years, in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions.
 Under this illegal occupation, the Palestinians have been subjected to imrisonment without charge or trial, torture, extra-judicial execution, daily humiliation, demolition of thousands of their homes, uprooting of their trees and expropriation of their land for the creation of illegal settlements. All these acts are in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and are tantamount to war crimes, under international law, and have been condemned by all international and Israeli human rights organisations.
Is it possible for Mr. Spector and Israeli apologists to look at the facts?
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid, M.D.