From: Ismail Zayid
To: Guardian Weekly
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 2:05 PM
Subject: Harvesting of olives.
Oct. 23,2002
The Editor,
Guardian Weekly.
Dear Editor:
The report, by Chris McGreal from Aqraba [Oct.17], displays again the intolerable oppression to which Palestinians are being subjected. The denial , by Jewish settlers, in complicity with Israeli police, of the right of the Palestinian farmers to harvest their olive groves, defies all limits of human tolerance. This, incredibly, goes on with a deafening silence from world leaders, who blabber about human rights and international law.
We are told that the settler says ;" God gave the land to the people of Israel, and that's us." I was not aware that God is a real estate agent and the Bible is a 'registry of deeds'.
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid, MD.