Letter to the Editor

    Editor:

    I am writing concerning Dustin Frelich’s article against the divestment campaign (Oct. 14 issue of the Guardian). How could Israel, a country that considers itself democratic, disrespect human rights? It is a known fact that Israel is not complying with several international laws regarding human rights. Just to name a few, Israel violates United Nations Resolution 194, which calls for the respect of refugee rights to return to their former lands or be compensated for their losses, as agreed by the Palestinians and Israelis in bilateral negotiations. Another is the violation of United Nations Resolution 242, which notes the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and calls for withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from occupied territories.

    The object of the UC Divest petition is simple: to stop the inhumane activities Israelis are committing. I believe the UC Divest petition is one step toward encouraging the U.S. government and the government of Israel to respect the human rights of the Palestinian people.

    –A. Khan

    UCSD senior

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