The Halifax Herald.        Voice of the People      July 11, 2002

Stolen land

Dear Editor:

Tim Golden, in his article "Land dreams collide" (July 6), states: "Israeli policy has largely been shaped by the most militant settlers, Jews who occupy land they believed was deeded to them in the Bible."

I was not aware that God was a real estate agent and the Bible is a registry of deeds.

These settlements, built on expropriated Palestinan land, are illegal, as defined by international law, the Fourth Geneva Convention and Security Council reolutions. It is time that this stolen land is returned to its rightful owners, and Israel is made to comply with international law.

Ismail Zayid, MD, Halifax