The State of Palestine welcomed the historic judicial order of the International Court of Justice imposing interim measures in the case of South Africa against Israel, the occupying power, and accepting the call made by South Africa to commit the crime of genocide in violation of the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. In light of the overwhelming evidence presented to the court that Israel committed genocide.
Today, Friday, the State of Palestine confirmed that the fateful decision of the International Court of Justice reminds the world that no state is above the law, and that justice applies to everyone. This decision puts an end to Israel’s culture of crime and impunity, which has been represented by decades of occupation, ethnic cleansing, and persecution. And apartheid.
The State of Palestine pointed out the failure of Israel, the occupying power, to provide any convincing evidence to the court that it does not violate the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, but rather presented to the judges politicized and debunked lies and narratives, and the judges, in turn, objectively evaluated the facts in their hands based on the law, as Presented by South Africa, and as reflected in the gravity of the situation on the ground in Palestine, which prompted them to adopt precautionary measures, Israel today is accused of destroying an entire people, and now it is represented as accused of the crime of genocide, the crime of crimes.
Based on this historic decision, the State of Palestine called on the international community to put pressure on Israel to stop its ongoing aggression against the Gaza Strip, stop the crime of genocide, all operations of destruction, and the crime of forced displacement, and implement Security Council Resolution 2720 by quickly introducing humanitarian aid, and allowing the immediate return of the displaced to their homes.
The State of Palestine also called on all countries, including Israel, the occupying power, to ensure respect for the decision of the International Court of Justice, and for the governments of the world to commit not to complicity in committing genocide, and to work to stop supplying weapons to Israel, noting that the governments of the world are obligated to It is taking steps to put an end to the widespread acts of killing and destruction in the Gaza Strip, noting that its demands have become of a mandatory and final legal nature.
I expressed the historic and eternal gratitude of our Palestinian people and their leadership to the people and government of South Africa for the courageous steps they took, which represented actual solidarity with the tragedy of our Palestinian people.
I also expressed thanks and gratitude to the millions of peoples of the world, who did not stop demonstrating to express their solidarity with our Palestinian people and their right to life and freedom, and their rejection of genocide.
The State of Palestine affirmed its continued work with brotherly and friendly countries, with well-established principles, to ensure the cessation of genocide, hold perpetrators of atrocity crimes accountable, and protect our collective rights as a people who benefit from human rights, freedom, and justice, on an equal basis with the rest of the peoples of the world.
The State of Palestine also stressed that the struggle of our Palestinian people is a struggle for all of humanity, and this struggle must