Bangladesh has given full support to South Africa’s case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel’s genocide in Gaza. This information was informed in a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
It said that Bangladesh considers Israel’s planned aggression in Gaza as a clear disregard and violation of international law, including the Genocide Convention. Bangladesh supports South Africa’s call for an immediate suspension of Israel’s military operations in the Valley and for prompt, safe, adequate and uninterrupted humanitarian assistance to all areas there.
The statement added that strong action is needed to end the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Gaza. At the same time, Bangladesh is reiterating its earlier call for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine and a sustainable and permanent solution.
Incidentally, South Africa has recently filed a case in the ICJ under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (Genocide Convention) for Palestinians. The case is currently being heard. Israeli lawyers on Friday presented a statement defending themselves against allegations of genocide in Gaza.
23 thousand 843 Palestinians have lost their lives in Gaza since October 7. Most of them are women and children. Earlier that day, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel. One thousand and 140 Israelis were killed in that attack.