Friday, October 6, 2017

Hypocritical Palestinians want self-determination for themselves but want to deny self-determination for the Kurdish people

A recent report in Al Arabiya revealed that PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat is opposed to Kurdish self-determination because it will encourage other countries to separate from the Arab states: “Kurdish independence would be a poisoned sword against the Arabs.”   Erekat also stated that he is disturbed that both Kurds and Israelis enjoy a covert relationship.

An op-ed that was published in the Kurdistan Tribune pointed out that the international community and Muslim world frequently champion the Palestinian cause but fail to support the Kurds, even though both groups are Muslim and stateless.  The article noted that this remains the case even though the Kurds are the largest ethnic group without a nation that has been struggling for statehood since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and has been fighting against the radical Islamists, while the Palestinians have only been seeking a state since 1948 and are not dedicated to fighting against the radical Islamists...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hypocritical Israelis want self-determination for Kurds but not for Palestinians.

Richard K said...

The difference, which is obvious to anyone paying attention, is that Israel is willing to cooperate with Palestinian self-determination and has in fact made a number of offers to the Palestinians to that end which were rejected by their leaders. And the Palestinians continue to persue the extermination of Israel.

Whereas the Kurds are not threatening anyone.

But even something that obvious must be too complicated for Palestinians' advocates to comprehend.