Egypt sent memorandum to the ICJ regarding Israeli policies in the Palestinian lands.

By Ingy Ashraf,

Diaa Rashwan the head of Egypt’s General Information Authority stated that Egypt had sent a memorandum to the International Court of Justice condemning Israeli policies in the Palestinian lands.

He stated that Egypt will participate in the UN General Assembly’s request for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on Israeli policies and practices in the Palestinian lands since 1967 and that an oral argument would be presented to the Court on February 21

Rashwan said, that the oral argument emphasizes the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice to examine the advisory opinion, given that the UN General Assembly is one of the organizations permitted by the Charter of the UN to request an advisory opinion from the Court, and given that the issue is the legal implications of Israel’s illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian lands, which contravene international law guidelines.

Rashwan clarified that the Egyptian memorandum affirms the illegitimacy of the Israeli occupation, that lasted more than 75 years in violation of the principles of international humanitarian law, like policies of the acquisition of lands destruction of houses, expulsion, displacing of Palestinians, in violation of the mandatory guidelines for international law, includes the right of self determination for the Palestinian people and the prohibition of the seizure of land through the use of armed force.

The memorandum condemns Israeli policies of persecution, racial discrimination and other behaviors that clearly violate the principles of human rights and international humanitarian law.

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