The Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish political party in Syria, released a statement on Wednesday through its General Assembly, strongly condemning the recent attack on a hospital in Gaza.
The statement highlighted a historical pattern of violence, asserting that for nearly a century, force has been employed to resolve territorial issues in the region, with little or no resolution. Despite the extensive material and human losses endured by all sides, the cycle of violence persists.
The PYD criticised nationalist and religious ideologies, stating that they only serve to deepen divisions among the region’s populations. “War is not a solution, but only exacerbates the problem”, the statement noted, advocating peaceful and democratic resolutions to all disputes, including the Palestinian cause.
Warning of the potential catastrophic outcomes if warfare continues unchecked, the party expressed concerns over the impacts on civilians on both sides. It further emphasised the potential for escalating hatred and animosity, which would be inflamed by the ongoing hostilities.
The statement appealed to the international community to intervene and halt the brutal conflict, which claims scores of innocent lives daily. It urged all parties involved to cease hostilities, engage in dialogue to transform agreements, and address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
The call from PYD echoes a broader sentiment within the Kurdish political sphere, advocating diplomacy and peace as essential methods of resolving longstanding regional disputes and alleviating the human suffering that accompanies them.