Jan 8, 2024, 11:57 AM

Bolivia backs S Africa ‘historic’ ICJ action against Israel

Bolivia backs S Africa ‘historic’ ICJ action against Israel

TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) – Bolivia has announced its support for South Africa’s “historic” step to take the Zionist regime to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the crime of genocide against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it was joining the case as a signatory to the Genocide Convention “committed to peace and justice”, europapress.es reported on Monday. 

“South Africa took a historic step in the defense of the Palestinian people,” the statement read.

It also noted that Bolivia, together with South Africa, Bangladesh, Comoros, and Djibouti, presented a request to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the situation in Palestine on November 17.

Late in December, 2023, South Africa instituted proceedings against Israel at the ICJ over the regime’s “genocidal” war on Gaza.

Israel’s actions are “genocidal in character because they are intended to bring about the destruction of a substantial part of the Palestinian national, racial and ethnical group,” said the lawsuit.

“The acts in question include killing Palestinians in Gaza, causing them serious bodily and mental harm, and inflicting on them conditions of life calculated to bring about their physical destruction,” it added.

The Zionist regime waged a bloody war on Gaza on October 7, 2023, after Palestinian resistance forces carried out a surprise and unprecedented attack into the occupied territories in retaliation for the regime’s intensified violence against Palestinians.

So far, the Zionist regime’s attacks on Gaza have killed at least 22,835 people in the besieged coastal territory and injured more than 58,416. 


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