1706394172 Palestine highlights ICJ ruling and condemns Israel39s decision to continue

Palestine highlights ICJ ruling and condemns Israel's decision to continue aggression

Hussein al-Sheikh, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization

RAMALLAH, January 27th. – This Saturday, Palestine welcomed a ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that puts Israel in the dock for its crimes in the occupied territories, reports PL.

Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee Secretary General Hussein al-Sheikh called on the world to end the war unleashed by the neighboring nation against the Gaza Strip.

For his part, Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said that the ruling of the International Court of Justice marked the end of the era of impunity in the country.

However, he regretted that the court did not order an immediate ceasefire in the coastal enclave, where more than 26,000 deaths were reported.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the International Court of Justice's decision to impose interim measures in this case.

He believed the ruling puts an end to a culture of impunity for Israel, reflected in decades of occupation, ethnic cleansing, persecution and racial segregation.

A statement released today by this organization denounced that this country's war campaign shows its “clear determination to complete the destruction of the Gaza Strip and turn it into an uninhabitable place.”

In addition, he called for an immediate ceasefire as a practical condition to force Israel to implement the measures announced the previous day by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to protect civilians and ensure their basic humanitarian needs.

The continuation of the genocidal war against our people is an Israeli challenge to the decision of the International Court of Justice, he emphasized.

He also criticized “the attacks on hospitals and sanitation stations (…) and the policy of hunger, thirst and deprivation of the most basic needs of citizens” in the area.

The ministry called on the international community to put pressure on Israel to force its leadership to end the conflict.