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Palestine hails Cuba’s intervention in ICJ genocide lawsuit

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Ramallah, 24 June 2024 (TDI): The State of Palestine hailed Cuba’s declaration of intervention in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) genocide lawsuit against Israel on 22 June 2024. The case involves the application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry stated that Cuba’s announcement highlights the strong solidarity between the two countries and demonstrates Cuba’s unwavering dedication to upholding justice and the rule of law.

Additionally, the State of Palestine urged every state party to the Convention to participate fully in the Court’s case against Israel. A collective approach is needed to fight against Israel’s impunity and put an end to the continued genocide targeting the Palestinians.

Cuba’s Declaration of Intervention

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba said it would assist and make the greatest possible contribution to worldwide efforts. Additionally, it committed to making efforts to “put an end to the genocide being committed against the Palestinian people.”

“Genocide, apartheid, forced displacement, and collective punishments cannot have a place in today’s world, nor can they be tolerated by the international community.” The Ministry said, “Justice and respect for the UN Charter and International Law must prevail.”

ICJ Genocide Lawsuit

South Africa filed a lawsuit against Israel before the ICJ on December 29, 2023. It claimed that Israel had violated the 1948 Genocide Convention. Moreover, South Africa has alleged that Israeli occupation forces have violated both the inalienable right to Palestinian life and land.

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Other nations, including Chile and Spain, have joined the lawsuit against Israel following South Africa’s precedent.

The lawsuit and subsequent interventions occur at a time when both the rule of law and international norms are at stake.

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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