The Syrian People’s Council condemned the ongoing crime committed by the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries by cutting off water to more than a million citizens in al-Hasakah, and called on the United Nations, Arab, regional and international parliamentary unions and associations to pressure the occupation to stop its crime.
The official SANA agency said: “People’s Assembly Speaker Hammouda Sabbagh sent 37 letters on behalf of the People’s Assembly to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the heads of international parliamentary federations and regional and Arab parliamentary assemblies, in which he denounced the ongoing crime committed by the Turkish regime and its mercenaries by cutting off drinking water to more than a million residents. Of al-Hasakah governorate, and called for pressure on it to stop his crime against the safe population.
Sabbagh said in his messages, “We in the People’s Assembly express our condemnation and denunciation of the constant and repeated heinous crime committed by the Turkish occupation regime by cutting off water from the Alouk station, which is the main source for securing drinking water for more than a million people in the city of al-Hasakah and its residential communities, since the 30th from last month. “
Sabbagh pointed out in his messages that since the Turkish regime’s occupation of the Serekaniye / Ras al-Ain area, in which the Alouk station is existed, the water has been cut off 17 times, and no one can remain silent as the systematic and gross human rights violations against the safe civilian population continue in the city of al-Hasakah and its environs.
Sabbagh affirmed that “the Turkish regime’s use of water as a weapon of war against Syrian civilians to achieve political and military gains without taking into account the minimal humanitarian needs of the people of that region is a war crime, and a violation and flagrant assault on all international charters, agreements and norms, and these immoral and inhumane acts and practices violate blatantly the principles and purposes of the United Nations, the provisions of international law, international humanitarian law, and relevant Security Council resolutions.
In his messages, Sabbagh called on “the United Nations, representatives of the organization’s member states, heads of international parliamentary federations and regional and Arab parliamentary assemblies to condemn, denounce and denounce the Turkish aggression and occupation of parts of Syrian lands in general, and the repeated and continuous cutting of drinking water from more than a million citizens of the city of al-Hasakah,” and exerting all available forms of pressure on the Turkish regime to stop this heinous crime and restart the Alouk station to pump drinking water immediately to the people of al-Hasakah and the surrounding residential communities, and to put an end to the violations of the occupying Turkish regime.