20 DECEMBER 1975, Page 4

A dream?

From Mrs A. Gilmour Sir: Having read Keith Kyle's article on the, Palestianians published in your issue of December 6, am prompted to write to you on two aspects. Mr Kyle quotes a West Bank Palestinian aSt. describing a secular democratic state in all a: Palestine as "a dream". Mr Kyle does not however le' us know what he understands by Palestine. Is this tile, territory mandated to Great Britain by the League 0' Nations in 1917 which now comprises both Jordall and Israel, or is it merely that part to the west of the River Jordan? Further the so-called "dream" is in fact official PLO policy as outlined by Yasser Arafat at the United Nations and the proposals put forward by Said Hammami represent his personal views only and not

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The second aspect is that Mr Kyle suggests Isr5e.1, should make the first move towards the PLO. W. Farouk al-Kaddoumi, the PLO's foreign affall, spokesman, said recently that the "Zionist ghetto Israel must be destroyed". Until the reports frog' Moscow that the PLO would be recognising the right of Israel to exist are confirmed loud and clear wilY should the Israel Government make any gesture ° negotiate its own suicide? A. Giltnour

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