Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

The Arab Republic of Egypt announced its intention to intervene officially to support the lawsuit filed by South Africa against Israel before the International Court of Justice, to examine Israel’s violations of its obligation under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the announcement of intervention in the aforementioned lawsuit comes in light of the exacerbation of the severity and scope of Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, and the persistence in committing systematic practices against the Palestinian people, including direct targeting of civilians, destroying infrastructure in the Strip, and pushing Palestinians to displacement and displacement outside their land, pointing to the creation of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that led to the creation of unviable conditions in the Gaza Strip, in flagrant violation of the provisions of international law. International humanitarian law and the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.

Egypt called on Israel to comply with its obligations as the occupying Power, to implement the interim measures issued by the International Court of Justice demanding that humanitarian and relief assistance be guaranteed in an adequate manner that meets the needs of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and that Israeli forces do not commit any violations against the Palestinian people as a protected people in accordance with the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Egypt renewed its call on the Security Council and the international stakeholders to immediately move to a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and military operations in the Palestinian city of Rafah, and to provide the necessary protection for Palestinian civilians.

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