Thank you for printing the sad letter of the scholar and scientist Osama Dawoud. It is only with greater knowledge that we can come to solve the problems of the Middle East, and unfortunately in this country we live in, we hear only one side of the story. Very few of us understand what it is like to live in the prison that is occupied Palestine. How amazing it is that Mr. Dawoud has been able to accomplish what he has in such a dismal humanitarian state.

Anyone who puts aside their ignorance to learn the true condition of the Palestinian people cannot help but to feel a very severe injustice has been perpetrated on them, one that will continue until we tell our politicians that we no longer want to send billions and billions in military aid to a government worse than apartheid South Africa.

Safiyyah Parshall