YPJ's Abdullah: We will avenge Nûjiyan, Nazê through women's struggle
YPJ Spokeswoman Nesrin Abdullah stated that they will avenge Shengal victims Nûjiyan and Nazê by leading the women's revolution to victory.
Kurdish journalist Nûjiyan Erhan who was shot in a deliberate and targeted attack by KDP-AKP gangs in Shengal on March 3, has lost her life last night after 22 days under intensive care.
YPJ (Women's Defense Units) Spokeswoman Nesrin Abdullah, personally witness to free press members' efforts and works to expose truths in battle fronts at the cost of their lives, spoke to ANF regarding the murder of Nûjiyan Erhan.
Abdullah remarked that YPJ avenged the Êzidî women in Shengal by giving a struggle for the liberation of women in Raqqa battle, saying; “We avenge the Êzidî women and all other women in the battle front. The main goal of the KDP and the Turkish state is to eliminate the Rojava Revolution which is a women's revolution. With our offensives, we will avenge Nûjiyan and Nazê as well by carrying the women's revolution to victory.”
“KDP MASSACRED WOMEN JUST LIKE ISIS”
YPJ Spokeswoman offered her condolences to the free press, and remarked that YPJ saw KDP 's attack on Shengal as not any different from ISIS aggression on women. She continued: "KDP has concretely proven the femicide it perpetrated in Shengal by murdering female journalist Nûjiyan Erhan, the deliberate murder of whom aims to hide the truths."
"THEY WANTED TO ERADICATE THE REALITY OF WOMEN"
Nesrin Abdullah continued; "Just like Nûjiyan, Nazê Naif Qaval was also a libertarian and organized woman fighting for truth in Shengal. She was a woman who dedicated herself to not allow another massacre against Êzidî women. What was targeted in her murder as well is the reality of women. She was killed whilst resisting together with Êzidî women in response to the KDP's betrayal. The martyrdom of these libertarian women has revealed that the KDP betrays not only the Kurds but also libertarian people, free voices and the Kurdish existence. As YPJ, we see the massacre of Nûjiyan Erhan and Nazê Naif as a Kurdish massacre and Êzidî massacre."
"WE ARE READY TO DEFEND ALL WOMEN"
Emphasising that they as YPJ have always fought to become the defense force of women, Nesrin Abdullah continued: "To this end, we have always enhanced our resistance under most challenging circumstances in Rojava, and in Shengal when we were needed during the 73rd genocide. Today we as YPJ see ourselves as the defense force of these women and we will continue doing our part and anything we can in this regard. Everyone should know that women are no more unprotected as they have a defense force that will defend them and protect the reality they have revealed."
"WE WILL CARRY THE WOMEN'S REVOLUTION TO VICTORY FOR NÛJIYAN AND NAZÊ"
Putting emphasis on the importance of the YPJ-led Operation Wrath of Euphrates and the operation to liberate Raqqa to be launched soon, YPJ Spokeswoman said: "YPJ has taken part in all the campaigns as an all-female defense and liberation force, and fought with this identity. In the Raqqa front today, YPJ is joining the campaign as a force for the liberation of women and their bodies, and is avenging the Êzidî women in Shengal. We avenge the Êzidî women and all other women in the battle front. The main goal of the KDP and the Turkish state is to eliminate the Rojava Revolution which is a women's revolution. With our offensives, we will avenge Nûjiyan and Nazê as well by carrying the women's revolution to victory.”
"LET'S DEFEND A FREE LIFE WITH THE SPIRIT OF NÛJIYAN"
YPJ Spokeswoman offered her condolences to all the Kurdish people, women, free press members and Êzidîs in Shengal over the death of Nûjiyan Erhan and Nazê Naif, and made the following evaluation:
"The killing of Nûjiyan and Nazê has shown everyone again that women are in need of a very strong system of self-defense. These massacres have become a call for all women to join the system of self-defense in order to defend their ideational and physical freedom and the values they have created. In this way, they need to be a response to the male-dominant mentality which is the murderer of Nûjiyan and Nazê. These attacks were carried out by KDP, a Kurdish force, as an attack of betrayal but also as an attack of male-dominant mentality and system at the same time. I invite all women to defend and fight for a free voice and life with the spirit of Nûjiyan and Nazê."