Call from Swiss medic in Rojava
A Swiss medic working in the military hospital in Heseke called for civil disobedience actions against European weapons manufacturers so they stop providing weapons to the Turkish state.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters wounded in the fight against ISIS in Deir ez-Zor receive treatment in the military hospital in Heseke, Rojava under the Northern Syrian Federation. The Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten published daily in German, French and Italian shared a call made by a Swiss medic working in the hospital.
The medic used an alias, Claudio, and stated that they as the internationalists in Rojava and Northern Syria are prepared to protect the peoples of the region and the revolution against not only ISIS but the Turkish state as well.
"WE WILL BE HERE UNTIL THE END"
Claudio said he will remain in Rojava despite any violent war. Stating that the weapons used in massacres in Kurdistan are manufactured in Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy, the Swiss medic called for civil disobedience against these weapons manufacturers. A translation of the call the Swiss medic made in French is as follows:
"As a democrat and a socialist, I came to Rojava because the fight here is my fight too. I work as medical staff in the military hospital in Heseke. Fighters wounded in the fight against ISIS in Deir ez-Zor are brought here. There are fighters from all ethnicities and faiths. There are as many Arabs as Kurds, there are Assyrians, Yazidi and Christians as well. Women are also among the wounded fighters.
We tend to the wounded here. We have been wary of ISIS and their atrocities, but we as the internationalists here are prepared to defend the peoples of the region and the revolution against all enemies, be it ISIS or the Turkish state. We promise to protect the people of Rojava and this revolution to the end.
In Afrin and elsewhere in Kurdistan, civilians are murdered with German-, French-, Swiss- and Italian-made weapons. That is why we are calling for civil disobedience against these weapons companies.