Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 12:14
Subject: Dershowitz international
The Globe & Mail.
Re: Alan Dershowitz article: " Should this man be assassinated?"
Dershowitz' diatribe, in legitimizing and promoting the extrajudicial
assassination and murder of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, or any Palestinian leader,
displays the height of hypocrisy and is an insult to all elemental
principles of international law.
If Dershowitz has any understanding of international law, he
should be calling for the immediate unconditional termination
of Israeli illegal occupation of Palestinian territory, that
has been allowed to stand for 36 years, in defiance of international law and
repeated Security Council resolutions. He should be calling for the cessation of
the brutal practices, to which the Palestinian people have been subjected under
this occupation, including detention without charge or trial, torture,
extrajudicial assassination,daily humiliation, demolition of thousands of homes,
expropriation of property for the creation of illegal Jewish settlememts, and
denial of all basic elements of humanity. All these acts are in violation of
virtually every article of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and
thus tantamount to war crimes, as defined by international
Is Mr. Dershowitz aware that international law and the UN Charter
entitles all people, including even the Palestinian
people, under foreign occupation, to resist such occupation? UN
resolution # 2787, of Dec. 6, 1971, cnfirms " ...the legality of the peoples'
struggle and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and alien
subjugation, notably in South Africa.....as well as the Palestinian people, by
all means, consitent with the Charter of the United Nations."
Ismail Zayid, M.D.