Palestinian Foreign Minister: We reject the settlement of any Palestinian in Afrin and other Kurdish areas

Palestinian Foreign Minister: We reject the settlement of any Palestinian in Afrin and other Kurdish areas

Sep 20 2022

ARK News... Dr. Riyad Al-Malki, the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that he refuses to settle any Palestinian under any name on Kurdish or non-Kurdish land and will not accept any prejudice against the rights and property of Kurdish families in Afrin and other Kurdish areas in Syrian Kurdistan.

In the official response of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Ambassador Nazmi Hazori to the delegation consisting of Kurdish personalities that met with the ambassador recently in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region:

State of Palestine
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants
/minister/
Ramallah / 15 September 2022 AD
Dear Committee of the dignitaries of Afrin.
After Greetings:

What was reported in news and information about the construction of a community for housing Palestinians in Afrin - Syria, and according to what was said that associations bear Palestinian names, is an individual work and associations that do not represent the State of Palestine, emphasizing that the Palestine Liberation Organization and its continuous struggle, to embody the establishment of the Palestinian state and its capital Al-Quds Al-Sharif. With it, all our Palestinian people adhere to the right of return and reject all settlement projects.

Whoever rejects settlement and struggles for freedom and independence, cannot be with the actions of individuals or groups, especially if they are Palestinians, from violating the lands and property of others.

Accordingly, we reject the settlement of any Palestinian under any name on Kurdish or non-Kurdish land, and we will not accept any prejudice against the rights and property of Kurdish families in Afrin and other Kurdish areas in northern Syria.

We also affirm our great appreciation for our people, the Kurdish people in Syria, who stood and continued to side with the Palestinian people’s struggle, offered martyrs and struggled in the ranks of the Palestinian revolution and Palestine. The rights of the Palestinian people have a place in their awareness and practice of struggle for them.
Yours sincerely.

Dr. Riyad Al-Malki
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants

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