Publish date20 Jan 2024 - 15:33
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Indonesia refers Israeli regime to ICJ over occupation of Palestinian lands

Indonesia has referred the case of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian lands to the International Court of Justice amid the regime genocidal war and forced displacement of the refugees in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Indonesia refers Israeli regime to ICJ over occupation of Palestinian lands
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will speak at the ICJ on February 19 about Israel's occupation of Palestine as she is preparing by consulting legal experts. This prep includes a discussion in Jakarta about supporting Palestine's independence through law.
The UN General Assembly asked the ICJ for legal advice about Israel's actions in Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem. They made this request on January 17, 2023.
Foreign Minister Retno has said that expert advice is necessary to create a detailed legal opinion to show the world Israel's violations of international law.
Israel's actions, like taking over Palestinian land, building in the West Bank and altering Jerusalem's status, break international law, according to FM Retno. These actions should be halted and held accountable for breaking the law, she believes. Countries should stop supporting Israel whereas the global community, including the UN, should not accept Israel's actions as legal, she added.
"Indonesia supports the efforts of the UN General Assembly to obtain an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice. International law must be upheld. The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination must be respected. Israel's occupation of Palestine, which has lasted for more than 70 years, will not erase the right of the Palestinian people to independence,” said the Foreign Minister.
South Africa has taken Israel to the ICJ, accusing it of genocide. It has asked the UN's highest court to stop Israeli military actions in Gaza immediately.

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