The International Court of Justice holds hearings on Israel's practices in the Palestinian territories

The International Court of Justice announced yesterday, Friday, that 52 countries and 3 international organizations will express their opinions during a public hearing to be held between the 19th and 26th of this month regarding the legal consequences of Israeli practices in the occupied Palestinian territories. East Jerusalem.

Participating countries include Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Algeria, Jordan, Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Sudan and Turkey.

Each country will make oral statements lasting 30 minutes, and the League of Arab States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the African Union will also take part in the hearing.

In December 2022, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution titled “Israeli settlement practices and activities that affect the rights of the Palestinian people and other Arab residents in the occupied territories”.

Accordingly, the international organization decided to request the International Court of Justice to issue a fatwa on the legal consequences arising from Israel's continued violations of the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people.

On 26 January, the International Court of Justice announced its preliminary rulings in the case brought by South Africa within the framework of the 1948 Genocide Convention, and called on Israel to take the necessary measures to prevent any acts constituting genocide in Gaza. Ordered. ,

Despite international justice resolutions to end attacks against Palestinians, Israel continues its attacks on the Gaza Strip and refrains from taking steps to end the humanitarian tragedy.

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