Egypt To ICJ: “Palestinians Have Been Exposed To Collective Punishment For 75 Years”

Raghad Khaled

Egypt To International Court of Justice (ICJ): “Palestinians Have Been Exposed To Israel’s Collective Punishment Policy For 75 Years”

Represented by Yasmin Moussa, a legal counsel member at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt’s advisory opinion hearing at the ICJ was held today in the Netherlands.

The counselor reiterated Egypt’s stance on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, urging the international community to hold Israel accountable for their crimes since 1967 against Palestinians.

The crimes include forced displacement, forced land annexation, racial segregation, and discrimination against Palestinians, either in Jerusalem, the West Bank, or the Gaza Strip.

She has described Israeli action in the strip as genocidal and aims to annex Gaza. Thus; violating international law, international humanitarian laws, and the Geneva Convention.

Moussa began her speech by reiterating that until now, there hasn’t been any political jurisprudence to solve the Palestinian issue and that stability in the Middle East will not be achieved until an independent Palestinian state is established.

The counselor continued “The Palestinian people have been exposed to Israel’s policies of collective punishment for the past 75 years,”

She continued, “Israel’s advancement on Palestinian land is illegal and confirms the illegitimacy of their existence”

The counselor also explained that “The Israeli forces are making life in the Gaza strip impossible due to their continuous and deliberate attacks on heavily populated areas”

She also explained that the United States of Am

Moussa also described the de-Palestinaization of Jerusalem and the West Bank as illegal and violated the Gevena Convention.

Conclusively, she called for the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders.

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