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Posted by Mr. E from ? ( on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 1:14PM :

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Sample letter of protest to Colin Powell :

To U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell,

Secretary Powell, I am writing to urge the United States to immediately
implement UN Security Council Resolution 1402, passed last week with the
support of the United States, requiring the immediate withdrawal of Israeli
occupation forces from Palestinian towns and cities, especially Ramallah.
Openly defying the will of international community, Israel is continuing its
widespread attacks against the entire Palestinian population including medical
facilities and personnel. Israeli occupation forces are currently attacking
the headquarters of the Medical Relief Committees in Ramallah. The Haaretz
website reported at 6 PM local time that: "The Ramallah headquarters of the
Medical Relief Committees came under heavy fire. Using megaphones, Israeli
troops ordered all the building's inhabitants out, including the medical
staff, resident families, and a group of Italian peace activists. Head of the
Medical Relief Committees, Dr Mustafa Barghouti told Ha'aretz that all those
who had left the building were made to stand against the walls with their
hands up." The website added that "the organization is the most important
non-governmental Palestinian group, providing medical assistance, treatment
and first-aid to Palestinians. Its work is especially important at the moment
as the Palestinian Red Crescent Society cannot reach all Palestinians injured
in the city due to IDF roadblocks." (IDF shells medical organization's
Ramallah headquarters, Haaretz, April 1, 2002) This attack constitutes a
direct and grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention and UN Security
Council Resolutions 1402 and 1322 among many others. I urge you to immediately
deny press reports which say that the United States has given Israel a "green
light" to continue its rampage in the occupied territories. If these reports
are true, then it would mean that the United States has given its support to
overt, grave breaches of international law, and even war crimes. I urge you to
declare clearly, in English and in Hebrew, that the quickest and only route to
ending all the violence is to end Israel's military occupation and rule of
terror against millions of Palestinians, and to demand that Israel immediately
accept the Arab League peace plan for a political settlement in accordance
with international law.

Yours, [your name]

-- Mr. E
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