ally seeks to cost Israel with warfare crimes

47 ally seeks to cost Israel with warfare crimes

Colombia needs to affix the case towards Netanyahu earlier than the Worldwide Felony Courtroom

Colombian President Gustavo Petro has introduced that the Latin American nation will search to prosecute Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for atrocities dedicated towards Palestinian civilians in Gaza.

Overseas Minister Alvaro Leyva was scheduled to satisfy with Worldwide Felony Courtroom (ICC) prosecutors on Friday, to formally press fees towards Netanyahu over “the bloodbath of the Palestinian folks’s youngsters and civilians he has induced,” in line with Petro.

The president posted on X (previously Twitter) on Thursday that Colombia “will contribute to the criticism by the Republic of Algeria” for warfare crimes, filed earlier than the ICC towards Netanyahu.

Earlier this week, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune known as on the ICC to “take motion” to cease Israel’s marketing campaign towards Gaza, and urged human rights organizations and different Arab nations to sue Netanyahu.

Three NGOs – Al-Haq, Al Mezan, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights – did so on Wednesday, urging the ICC to analyze Israel for “apartheid” and “genocide” over the “steady barrage of Israeli airstrikes on densely populated civilian areas inside the Gaza Strip.”

The US classifies each Colombia and Israel as “main non-NATO ally” states. Bother between the 2 started final month, nonetheless, when Israeli ambassador in Bogota, Gali Dagan, pushed Petro’s authorities to endorse Netanyahu’s warfare on Gaza.

Writing on X on October 19, Petro responded that “the barbarity of the state of Israel towards the Palestinian folks has far surpassed the barbarity of Hamas towards the Israeli civilian inhabitants” through the October 7 assaults. The Colombian chief then known as for an unbiased Palestinian state inside the 1967 borders with Israel.

Bogota has since requested Dagan to go away – he hasn’t – and recalled its envoy from Tel Aviv. Colombia stopped in need of severing diplomatic ties with Israel, not like Bolivia, which did so on the finish of October.

Following the October 7 Hamas assault, when the Palestinian militants killed an estimated 1,400 Israelis and took over 200 captive, Israel declared warfare on Gaza and commenced bombing the enclave. Greater than 10,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli strikes up to now, in line with native authorities in Gaza.

Israel doesn’t acknowledge the jurisdiction of the ICC, however the Hague-based court docket has dominated in 2021 that its writ applies to the West Financial institution and Gaza, which the UN considers to be below Israeli occupation since 1967.

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