Protests in Hasaka Condemn Turkish Forces Denial of Access to Water

2 September، 2021
Hasaka, SANA

The civil, social, religious and official activities in Hasaka city have organized a stand at the President Square, denouncing the crime of cutting off water by the Turkish occupation and the violations committed by the US occupation and its militias.

The participants in the stand raised national flags and banners condemning the crime of cutting water to more than a million citizens in the province after stopping the work of Alouk water plant by the Turkish occupation, in addition to the practices and violations carried out by the US occupation forces and their mercenaries as well their theft of the province’s resources.
In a statement, the participants in the stand said that “in continuation of its criminal policy against the Syrian people, the heinous Turkish occupation continues to cut off drinking water to one million people in Hasaka province amidst an absolute international silence regarding this outrageous crime.”

The statement also noted that in light of the occupation’s persistence on violating the international law which prevents the use of water as a weapon, the stand organized by the locals in Hasaka conveys a message to the international community and humanitarian organizations to intervene in order to end this severe suffering that coincides with the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The statement called on the international community and humanitarian organizations to shoulder their responsibility in defending the right of Hasaka locals in living a normal life, and to hold the Turkish regime responsible for the repercussions of this crime and to oblige it to comply with the international law in this regard.

It is noteworthy that the crime of cutting off drinking water and stopping the work of the Alouk water plant by the Turkish occupation has been continued for more than two months, in light of the the aggravated suffering of the locals due to the high temperatures, in addition to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Rafah al-Allouni/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri