Mossad had no hand in Kurdish referendum for independence says Netanyahu

Vastavam web: In an apparent dig at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who claimed Israel’s spy agency Mossad had a hand in the Kurdish referendum for independence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that whenever “uncomfortable” such leaders see a “Mossad” hand.”Israel had no part in the Kurdish referendum, apart from the deep, natural sympathy that the people of Israel have had for many years for the Kurdish people and their aspirations,” Netanyahu told his cabinet today at its weekly meeting.Netanyahu was the only world leader to endorse an independent Kurdistan.
The Israeli leader had said that Israel “supports the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to achieve a state of their own” ahead of the September 25 referendum vote.Erdogan yesterday said that the fact that Israeli flags were waved during events celebrating the ‘yes’ vote in Kurdish areas proves Israel’s involvement.Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in the referendum with 92 per cent voting ‘yes’, defying neighbouring countries which fear the vote could fuel Kurdish separatism within their own borders and lead to fresh conflict.
The Kurdish population is scattered along Iraqi, Iranian, Turkish and Syrian territory. It has stuck to its identity despite all attempts to assimilate and disperse it.The referendum took place in the territories of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government.