The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) has condemned the Israeli airstrike on a hospital in Gaza on Tuesday as “an attack of massacre and genocide”, mourning the tragic loss of hundreds of lives. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the co-presidency of the KCK Executive Council expressed “deep sorrow” and extended condolences to the people of Gaza and the entire Palestinian populace, reaffirming their “solidarity with the Palestinian people and their just cause.”
The statement delved into the broader geopolitical landscape, criticising global powers for acting “according to their economic and political interests, not for the solution of the Palestinian problem”. It drew a parallel with the Kurdish question, suggesting a similar lack of concern.
Highlighting the need for solidarity among the Arab, Jewish and Kurdish communities in addressing ongoing conflicts, the KCK spotlighted the “Democratic Nation approach” proposed by Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), as a potential solution to Middle East tensions.
Moreover, the statement accused the Turkish government of aiming to maintain a particular balance, that jeopardises the Kurdish people, in the Middle East, rather than working towards resolving the Palestinian issue.
Reiterating their condemnation and wishing a “speedy recovery to the wounded”, the KCK urged states to abandon their “hypocritical attitudes”, halt such attacks and work earnestly towards resolving the Palestinian issue.