From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe & Mail
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:59 AM
Subject: What about the occupation?

Jan. 10,2006
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail
Dear Editor:
Howard Schrier {" The barrier works" Letter, Jan.10}, asks Greg Felton a series of questions. Perhaps, instead, he should ask himself some questions. Has he had to live under an oppressive illegal occupation for over 38 years? Has he seen his home, amongst thousands of homes, demolished? Has he seen his land illegally expropriated and his trees uprooted? Has he been held and humiliated at scores of check points while travelling to a neighbouring town? Has he seen members of his family denied access to health care? Has he seen his pregnant wife, on her way to hospital, obliged to deliver her baby at a check point, where the newborn baby meets death?
The  illegal wars, in violation of international law, that he speaks of, have been waged repeatedly by Israel and not Arab Countries, including the wars of 1956, 1967, 1978 and 1982.
If Mr. Shrier and other apologists for Israel truly cares about security for Israeli citizens, they should call on Israel to comply with international law and terminate completely its illegal occupation of Palestinian and Syrian land that has been allowed to stand for over 38 years, in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions.
Ismail Zayid, MD.