HDP condemns Israeli offensive against Palestine
Rescue workers search for victims under the rubble of a house, which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in Khan Younis, July 10. REUTERS PhotoThe Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has strongly condemned Israeli airstrikes against Palestinians, criticizing the international community’s silence over the attacks that have so far claimed the lives of 80 people.
“We feel sorrow and concern for the loss of more than 80 people and the injury sustained to 400 others who are all civilians, as a result of Israel’s comprehensive attacks against Palestinian cities, particularly Gaza. Targeting civilians is unacceptable for any reason whatsoever,” the HDP said in a written statement on July 10.
“The attacks committed by the Israeli State against Palestinians are not very different from the attacks carried out by [the Bashar] al-Assad regime and components of the Free Syrian Army against civilians.
Therefore, we call on all relevant bodies, particularly the U.N., to take a clear position and impose sanctions [against Israel] if necessary,” the HDP statement added, referring to reports that prohibited chemical weapons may have been used by the Israeli military during the attacks.
The HDP is a political party overwhelmingly focusing on the Kurdish question.