Israel Must Fully Comply with Measures Ordered by ICJ on Gaza: Brazil

9:09 - February 27, 2024
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IQNA – Brazil reiterated the need for the Israeli regime to fully comply with emergency measures ordered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month regarding the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Destruction resulting from Israeli attacks on Gaza


“Brazil believes it's its duty, but also that of this council to firmly oppose any form of racism, sexism, antisemitism or Islamophobia,” Brazil's Human Rights and Citizenship Minister Silvio Almeida told the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, denouncing the ongoing attacks on Gaza.

He noted that they reject the "flagrant disproportionality" of the Israeli government's use of force which has claimed nearly 30,000 lives in Gaza.

"Most of them women and children, (Israel) forcibly displaced more than 80% of Gaza's population and left thousands of civilians without access to electricity, drinking water, food and basic humanitarian assistance," added Almeida.

He added that Brazil considers it to be the duty of the council to "honor the self-determination of peoples" and to search for a peaceful solution to conflicts and to oppose all forms of new colonialism and apartheid.

Referring to the genocide case at the International Court of Justice, brought by South Africa last month, Almeida called on Israel to "fully comply with the emergency measures ordered by the court to stop the serious violation of humanitarian rights."

Israel Must Fully Comply with Measures Ordered by ICJ on Gaza: Brazil

“We affirm that the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory is illegal, and violates international standards," he added.

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Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice. An interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.

The Israeli regime launched a deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7. The Israeli bombardment has killed nearly 30,000 people and injured over 70,000 with mass destruction and shortages of necessities.

The Israeli war on Gaza has also pushed 85% of the territory's population into internal displacement amid acute shortages of food, clean water and medicine, while 60% of the enclave's infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, according to the UN.


Source: Anadolu Agency