From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:39 AM
Subject: It is the illegal occupation.....
Nov. 23,2004
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail
Dear Editor;
In your editorial:{"A Mideast opening" Nov. 23], you use the twisted logic of blaming Arafat for the failure for peace efforts in the Palestine/Israel conflict. The cause of violence and continuing conflict is Israeli defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions and refusal to terminate its illegal occupation of Palestinian territory, that has been allowed to stand for 37 years, accompanied with violation of virtually every article of the Fourth Geneva Convention, tantamount to war crimes.
You give credit to Sharon for " Israel's biggest territorial concession to the Palestinians." Since when has withdrawal from a tiny portion of illegally occupied territory deemed a concession?
Ismail Zayid, MD.