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ICJ Genocide case, Palestine welcomes Chile’s support


Ramallah, 5 June 2024 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Palestine has welcomed Chile’s announcement of intervening in the South Africa vs Israel case on 2nd June 2024. This announcement comes within a week of Mexico formally entering the lawsuit against Israel.

The case had been filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip.

Additionally, the Ministry applauded Chile’s dedication to justice and the rule of law internationally. It further emphasized that Chile’s support symbolizes the strong solidarity and long-standing friendship between the two countries.

“We call upon all states party to the Convention to actively engage in the proceedings before the Court,” said the Ministry. “Ending the ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people and combatting Israel’s impunity are responsibilities we must shoulder together in the interest of humanity and the law.”

The Ministry encouraged other nations to do the same and thanked the Chilean government for its assistance.

ICJ Genocide Case

On December 29, 2023, South Africa filed a complaint in the ICJ, alleging that Israel had violated the 1948 Genocide Convention in the Gaza Strip. It officially objected that Israel had targeted civilian lives and property with military force on purpose.

Furthermore, South Africa claims that the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has gotten worse as a result of Israel’s border closures.  Israel’s deliberate invasion and settlement have also resulted in the mass displacement of thousands of Palestinian women, children, old and sick.

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Currently, there is a serious humanitarian catastrophe affecting the defenseless Palestinians in Gaza, particularly in Rafah. Conclusively, such assistance serves as a reminder of the pressing need for international action and justice in the fight against genocide.

Summaiya Malik
Summaiya Malik
The author holds an MPhil degree in International Relations from National Defence University, Islamabad. She writes for South Asian Voices, CISS Insight and Hilal English.E-mail: summaiyamalik.sm@gmail.com

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