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Palestinian Prime Minister calls on Israel to join "important" International Court of Justice ruling

File – Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Mohamad Shtayé

File – Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority Mohamad Shtayé – –/APA images via ZUMA Wire/dpa – File

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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohamad Shtayé emphasized this Monday the need for Israel to abide by the “important” ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which he considers relevant at the “political, legal and humanitarian” level to facilitate this delivery of aid supplies to the Gaza Strip, “stopping the aggression and allowing the population to return to their homes.”

Thus, he welcomed the decision of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to transfer the court's decision to the Security Council and call for an “end to aggression against the Palestinian people,” according to information from the Palestinian News Agency. WAFA.

Shtayé emphasized that “Israel is today accused of genocide after many international institutions have described it as a racist state that practices 'apartheid' against the Palestinian people.”

In addition, he pointed out that the attacks against the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) were a “deliberate attack by Israel,” which he accused of having “a long history of fighting against the organization and its camps.” . “We saw it in Gaza, Jenin, Tulkarem…” he explained.

However, he has expressed his hope that the countries that have temporarily suspended funding to UNRWA will withdraw this measure, which “hinders the implementation of the court decision (…) and endangers the lives of the most vulnerable in Loop”.

Referring to the “ongoing violations in the West Bank,” the Palestinian prime minister said that Israel was “preparing to establish new colonies and undermining efforts to end the occupation.”

On the other hand, he stressed the importance of holding parliamentary elections as soon as possible, including in East Jerusalem, “so that all political and civil society actors can take part.”