#GazaUnderAttack | Declaration on Gaza to The World by Rectors of 128 Turkish Universities in 11 Languages

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 16.02.59 PM


PACBI | Aug 17, 2014

A great tragedy of humanity is being experienced in Gaza right now. The whole world behaves as if they were deaf and mute. The Israeli government seems to have lost its discernment, and carries out cruel attacks by targeting children. In Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic world, people had to break their fasts among bombs, in tears, grief and sorrow. Unfortunately, anyone who closes his eyes to this crime against humanity and to these cruel people contributes to the violence.


The entire world, especially the Islamic world, has to strike a joint attitude, and in cooperation and solidarity stand against the actions of the Israeli government that targets our Muslim brothers and sisters and also the Islamic values. The Israeli government will gain nothing through these malicious attacks. However, as long as people ignore and keep silent towards this cruelty, they will certainly hear more stories of dying children.

As the Rectors of universities in Turkey, with our signatures below, we vigorously condemn the air strikes and ground attacks launched by the occupant Israeli government on the Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014. We strongly condemn these attacks, which are contrary to fundamental human rights and the International Law, and in which more than five hundred Palestinian civilians, including innocent children and women have been killed and thousands have been injured.

This is not the first attack of the occupant Israeli government, and is a clear violation of the International Law once more. The fundamental reason why Israel gets more aggressive is the apparent support of the USA government, the EU, the Arab governments and especially the UN. The international community condones Israel’s policies, which are war crimes against humanity. The regional and international actors need to adopt an explicit policy against the occupant Israeli government, and implement result-oriented pressure tactics.


Moreover, the public opinion at the international level is that the United Nations Security Council whose mission is to maintain international order, and unfortunately whose failure in this mission has been confirmed many times, has to offer a resolution which will condemn Israel for these attacks, and impose sanctions on it. They have to put that resolution into practice as soon as possible. It is thought-provoking that the UN, despite having taken dozens of resolutions against Israel, has placed no real sanction on Israel thereby disobeying those resolutions.


We as the Rectors of the universities in Turkey declare that we will


  • take any kind of responsibility to create a public opinion against the violence in Gaza on national and international platforms,
  • launch funding and aid campaigns at all universities in Turkey to support our brothers and sisters in Gaza,
  • pursue all legal remedies to make Israel pay compensation for the sufferers that have been killed or injured in Gaza,
  • make sure that all those responsible for commanding and executing this massacre are questioned and sentenced before the international law,
  • activate the international public opinion to make the lawless siege of Gaza be lifted and the occupation be ended,
  • stand behind the rightful demands of our brothers and sisters who live in prison-like conditions in their own homeland,
  • to establish an independent state of Palestine Jerusalem as the capital city.
  • stop all our academic, social and cultural relations with Israeli universities which do not condemn the massacre of their own government, until that inhuman massacre executed against our brothers and sisters in Gaza is stopped and the siege of Gaza is lifted,
  • maintain all our academic, cultural and social relations with Israeli universities and Jewish academicians that react, raise their voice and protest against the Israeli massacre, and will support any initiation of theirs for stopping the massacre and plant the seeds of peace,
  • give all kind of support to Jewish societies and citizens who react against the Israeli government for the sake of the oppressed Palestinians suffering and being killed in their own land, while they live in peace away from their country.



We ask Allah to have mercy on our casualties killed in the attacks of the zionist State of Israel, give their relatives our condolences and hope that the injured will get well soon.


Respectfully declared:



Rectors of Universities in Turkey


Rector of Muş Alparslan University

Prof. Dr. Nihat İnanç


Rector of Yıldız Teknik University

Prof. Dr. İsmail Yüksek


Rector of İstanbul Teknik University

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca


Rector of Hacettepe University

Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer


Rector of Ankara University

Prof. Dr. Erkan İbiş


Rector of Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University


Prof. Dr. İrfan Aslan


Rector of Samsun 19 Mayıs University


Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Akan


 Rector of Sakarya University


Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Elmas


Rector of Yıldırım Beyazıt University


Prof. Dr. Metin Doğan


Rector of Galatasaray University


Prof. Dr. Ethem Tolga


Rector of Gazi University


Prof. Dr. Süleyman Büyükberber


Rector of İstanbul University


Prof. Dr. Yunus Söylet


Rector of Social Sciences University of Ankara


Prof. Dr. Ömer Demir

Rector of Marmara University


Prof. Dr. M. Emin Arat


Rector of Akdeniz University


Prof. Dr. İsrafil Kurtcephe


Rector of Bezmialem University


Prof. Dr. Saffet Tüzgen


Rector of Cumhuriyet University

Prof. Dr. Faruk Kocacık,

Rector of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University

Prof. Dr. Musa Duman,


Rector of Kastamonu University

Prof. Dr. Seyit Aydın,


 Rector of Konya Necmettin Erbakan University.
Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker,


Rector of Ordu University
Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç,


Rector of Adıyaman University
Prof. Dr. Talha Gönüllü,


Rector of Bartın University
Prof. Dr. Ramazan Kaplan,


Rector of Üsküdar University
Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan,


Rector of Abant İzzet Baysal University
Prof. Dr. Hayri Coşkun,

Rector of Karabük University


Prof. Dr. Burhanettin Uysal,


Rector of Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University


Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şahin,
Rector of Ahi Evran University


Prof. Dr. Kudret Saylam,
Rector of Bülent Ecevit University


Prof. Dr. Mahmut Özer,

Rector of Bingöl University


Prof. Dr. Gıyasettin Baydaş,

Rector of Tunceli University


Prof. Dr. Durmuş Boztuğ,

Rector of Bozok University


Prof. Dr. Tamer Uçar,

Rector of Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University


Prof. Dr. Azmi Özcan,



Rector of Harran University


Prof. Dr. İbrahim Halil Mutlu,

Rector of Dicle University


Prof. Dr. A. Jale Saraç,

Rector of Hakkari University


Prof. Dr. Ebubekir Ceylan,
Rector of Hasan Kalyoncu University


Prof. Dr. Tamer Yılmaz,

Rector of Hitit University


Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan,

Rector of Selçuk University


Prof. Dr. Hakkı Gökbel,

Rector of İstanbul Aydın University


Prof. Dr. Yadigar İzmirli,

Rector of Mardin Artuklu University


Prof. Dr. S. Bedii Omay,

Rector of KTO Karatay University


Prof. Dr. Ömer Torlak,
Rector of Dumlupınar University


Prof. Dr. Ahmet Karaaslan,

Rector of Fırat University


Prof. Dr. Kutbeddin Demirdağ,



Rector of İstanbul Medeniyet University


Prof. Dr. Hamit Okur,

Rector of Siirt University


Prof. Dr. Murat Erman,

Rector of Adana Bilim Teknoloji University


Prof. Dr. Adem Ersoy,

Rector of Yeni Yüzyıl University


Prof. Dr. H. Hüsnü Gündüz,

Rector of Aksaray University


Prof. Dr. Mustafa Acar,

Rector of İstanbul Medipol University


Prof. Dr. Sabahattin Aydın,  



Rector of Yüzüncü Yıl University


Prof. Dr. Peyami Battal,

Rector of Mustafa Kemal University


Prof. Dr. H. Salih Güder,

Rector of Pamukkale University


Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Bağcı,



Rector of Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey Univ.


Prof. Dr. Sabri Gökmen,



Rector of Adnan Menderes University


Prof. Dr. Mustafa Birincioğlu,



Rector of Namık Kemal University


Prof. Dr. Osman Şimşek,

Rector of Kırklareli University


Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aykaç,

Rector of Beykent University


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Karahan,


Rector of Atatürk University
Prof. Dr. Hikmet Koçak,

Rector of Erzurum Teknik University


Prof. Dr. Muammer Yaylalı,

Rector of Çankırı Karatekin University


Prof. Dr. A. İbrahim Savaş,



Rector of Kafkas University


Prof. Dr. Sami Özcan,


Rector of Süleyman Demirel University


Prof. Dr. Hasan İbicioğlu,
Rector of Uşak University


Prof. Dr. Sait Çelik,


Rector of Şırnak University
Prof. Dr. Ali Akmaz,
Rector of Iğdır University
Prof. Dr. İ. Hakkı Yılmaz,


Rector of Ardahan University
Prof. Dr. Ramazan Korkmaz,
Rector of Yalova University
Prof. Dr. Niyazi Eruslu,
Rector of Bitlis Eren University
Prof. Dr. Mahmut Doğru,
Rector of Batman University
Prof. Dr. Abdüsselam Uluçam,


Rector of Osmaniye Korkutata University


Prof. Dr. Orhan Büyükalaca,


Rector of Bursa Teknik University


Prof. Dr. Ali Sürmen,
Rector of Niğde University
Prof. Dr. Adnan Görür,
Rector of Sinop University
Prof. Dr. Recep Bircan,
Rector of Artvin Çoruh University


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Duman,
Rector of Gaziantep University
Prof. Dr. Yavuz Coşkun,
Rector of Erzincan University
Prof. Dr. İlyas Çapoğlu,
Rector of İstanbul Gelişim University


Prof. Dr. Burhan Aykaç,
Rector of Nişantaşı University


Prof. Dr. Kerem Alkın,
Rector of Afyon Kocatepe University


Prof. Dr. Mustafa Solak,
Rector of Karadeniz Teknik University


Prof. Dr. Süleyman Baykal,

Rector of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University


Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Karaman,
Rector of Süleymanşah University


Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Ekiz,
Rector of Gümüşhane University


Prof. Dr. İhsan Günaydın,
Rector of Kilis  7 Aralık University


Prof. Dr. İsmail Güvenç,
Rector of Eskişehir Osmangazi University


Prof. Dr. Hasan Gönen,
Rector of Kırıkkale University


Prof. Dr. Ekrem Yıldız,
Rector of Türk-Kazak University


Prof. Dr. Musa Yıldız,
Rector of Çukurova University
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kibar,
Rector of İzmir Katip Çelebi University


Prof. Dr. Galip Akhan,
Rector of Anadolu University
Prof. Dr. Naci Gündoğan,
Rector of Bayburt University
Prof. Dr. Selçuk Coşkun,
Rector of İnönü University
Prof. Dr. Cemil Çelik,
Rector of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University


Prof. Dr. M. Fatih Karaaslan,
Rector of Gebze YTE
Prof. Dr. Orhan Şahin,
Rector of Uludağ University
Prof. Dr. Kamil Dilek,
Rector of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University


Prof. Dr. Mansur Harmandar,
Rector of Zirve University
Prof. Dr. Adnan Kısa,
Rector of Yeditepe University


Prof.Dr. Nurcan Baç,

Rector of Doğuş University


Prof.Dr. Abdullah Dinçkol,


Rector of Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar University
Prof. Dr. Yalçın Karayağız,
Rector of Bahçeşehir University
Prof. Dr. Şenay Yalçın,
Rector of İstanbul 29 Mayıs University
Prof. Dr. İbrahim Kâfi Dönmez,
Rector of Balıkesir University
Prof. Dr. Mahir Alkan,
Rector of Biruni University
Prof. Dr. Adnan Yüksel,
Rector of Amasya University
Prof. Dr. Metin Orbay,

Rector of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University


Prof. Dr. Mustafa Saatçi,

Rector of Celal Bayar University


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Pakdemirli,


Nevşehir Haci Bektaş Veli University
Prof. Dr. Filiz Kılıç,


Rector of Düzce University
Prof. Dr. Funda Sivrikaya Şerifoğlu,


Rector of Gedik University


Prof.Dr. Berrak Kurtuluş,



Rector of Dokuz Eylül University


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Füzün,


Rector of Avrasya University

Prof. Dr. Sami Karadeniz,



Rector of İzmir YTE
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden,


Rector of Işık University


Prof. Dr. N. Güneç Kıyak,


Rector of Trakya University


Prof. Dr. Yener Yörük,



Rector of İpek University


Prof. Dr. A. Fuat Bilkan,

Rector of Gediz University

Prof. Dr. Seyfullah Çelik,


Rector of Çankaya University

Prof. Dr. Ziya Burhanettin Güvenç,


Rector of Abdullah Gül University

Prof. Dr. İhsan Sabuncuğlu,


Rector of Haliç University

Prof. Dr. Remzi Çetin,


Rector of Bursa Orhangazi University

Prof. Dr. Recep İleri,


Rector of Ufuk University

Prof. Dr. Aral Ege,


Rector of İzmir University

Prof. Dr. Kayhan Erciyes,


Rector of Türk Hava Kurumu University

Prof. Dr. Ünsal Ban,


Rector of Nuh Naci Yazgan University

Prof. Dr. Kerim Güney,


Rector of Fatih University


Prof. Dr. Şerif Ali Tekalan,

Rector of Yuksek Ihtisas


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Rüştü Karaman.


Posted on 18-08-2014

Follow the genocide in Gaza - In Photos and Video

Click here to watch the genocide in Gaza – Day by Day -In Photos and Video

For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read:

The History of Resistance – The Eagle of Palestine


Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right?

81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and also discussing other genocides, this article details the inadequacy of many of the international community’s response to genocides, such as “targeted sanctions” or international peacekeeping forces. Examining international legal authorities such as the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, the article demonstrates that groups which are being subjected to genocide have a legal right of self-defense. International treaties, Security Council arms embargoes, or national gun control laws cannot lawfully be enforced in a manner which prevents self-defense resistance to a genocide in progress, because under international law, the prohibition against any form of complicity in genocide takes legal precedence over lesser laws. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In PDF.


  • The Palestinian Right of Self Defense
  • Brayer: The Absolute Right of Palestinian Resistance – Source
  • No. Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory – Source
  • If Jews in WWII  Warsaw would have had rockets: They would have fired them too – by occpal


  • The “Rocket” from Gaza MythPhotography
  • More facts about the Rocket from Gaza MythsStorify
  • Half the story: What @IDFSpokesperson leaves out about #Gaza ~ by @yousefmunayyer
  • Israel and #Gaza: Context Behind Projectile Fire ~ by @yousefmunayyer
  • Truths and lies behind Israel’s attacks on Gaza and its whining about rockets ~ by @AliAbunimah
  • Israel is not looking for peace. Nor talks. But: This


* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: