Cuba joins South Africa in contentious proceedings against Israel › World › Granma

Cuba joins South Africa in contentious proceedings against Israel › World › Granma
Cuba joins South Africa in contentious proceedings against Israel › World › Granma
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In accordance with the commitment to support and contribute as much as possible to legitimate international efforts to put an end to the genocide being committed against the Palestinian people, the government of the Republic of Cuba decided to intervene in the contentious procedure initiated by the Republic of South Africa against the State of Israel, before the International Court of Justice.

According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Caribbean country – taking into account the provisions of Article 63 of the Statute of the Court, and in strict observance of its obligations as a State Party to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide – will use its right as a Third State to present its interpretation of the norms of the Convention “which Israel has flagrantly violated with its actions in the illegally occupied Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip.”

The lawsuit filed before the main judicial body of the United Nations, as the note explains, has as its main goal to stop the atrocities against the Palestinian people, as a result of the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by Israel.

The Foreign Ministry message states that “Israel, with total impunity, protected by the complicity of the United States government, ignores its obligations as an Occupying Power under the Fourth Geneva Convention.”

Genocide, apartheid, forced displacement and collective punishments cannot have a place in today’s world, nor can they be tolerated by the international community, the text concludes.

 
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