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Israel Will Try Utmost to Aid Kurds

April 11, 1991
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Israel will do its utmost to extend humanitarian aid to the Kurds in Iraq, Foreign Minister David Levy told the Knesset on Monday.

The Israeli parliament met for a special recess session to discuss the genocide of the Kurdish people.

The Kurds are being pursued in flight and killed by troops loyal to Saddam Hussein. They are also dying from poor sanitation, and a lack of food and shelter.

Knesset Speaker Dov Shilansky, opening the session, charged that the world. kept silent during the genocide of the Jews and is keeping silent today as well.

Levy urged the nations of the world not to stand aside and allow the tragedy to continue.

He ridiculed the fact that the multinational force which conquered Saddam Hussein and liberated Kuwait is now standing by idly. Only danger to oil wells moves the world, he charged.

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