Statement of the Jewish community in Ganja

Quba jewish cemetery - Grave of Gershon Bar Reuben MizrahiQuba jewish cemetery - Grave of Gershon Bar Reuben Mizrahi--Rabanim1 CC BY-SA 4.0, 19th century

Editorial | Republic Underground

October 9, 2020

Above, historic photo of Azerbaijani Jewish cemetery highlights the enduring presence of the Jewish community in Azerbaijan.

The Jewish religious community in Ganja issued a statement regarding the rocket attack from Armenia to Ganja and injuries among the civilians.

“As a Jewish religious community, on behalf of our compatriots living in Ganja, we strongly condemn the acts of military aggression and provocation committed by Armenia” the statement noted. It is unacceptable for the Armenian armed forces to shell heavy artillery at the areas where the Azerbaijani population lives. This contradicts all norms and principles of international humanitarian law.

As it is known, along with Naftalan, Aghdam, Terter, Dashkesan, Goygol and Goranboy, the city of Ganja, located far from the combat zone, is also subjected to heavy artillery fire from Armenia. As a result of the shelling of Ganja by the Armenians, one person died, 35 civilians were wounded, including 6 children and one representative of another ethnic group, the infrastructure of the city was seriously damaged.

It should be noted that Armenia has repeatedly tried to sow the seeds of enmity between the peoples living in Azerbaijan, but to no avail. Their provocations, crimes against the civilian population, the martyrs we have had in the war zones further strengthen the bonds of unity and brotherhood between us.

We, the Jewish religious community, express our concern about the attacks by Armenians on the civilian population and call on the international community to abandon the policy of double standards and put the necessary pressure on Armenia, the aggressor country. We fully support the position and activities of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.


Babayev Arif Babay oğlu

Məmmədov Telman Əli oğlu

Məmmədova Gülnara Əli qızı

Abbasov Akif Musa oğlu

Yusifova Təranə Oktay qızı

Məmmədov Anar Cəmil oğlu

Məmmədova Günel Məhərrəm qızı

Babayev Sahib Babay oğlu”.