“Israeli” actions indicate no intention for peace, says Saudi Arabia at ICJ hearing

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Published: 2024-02-20 14:57

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 16:50


“Israeli” actions indicate no intention for peace, says Saudi Arabia at ICJ hearing
“Israeli” actions indicate no intention for peace, says Saudi Arabia at ICJ hearing

The representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague stated that the Israeli occupation’s actions indicate a lack of intention for peace.

In the arguments he presented before the ICJ, Saudi Arabia’s representative asserted that “Israel” has made it impossible to establish a Palestinian state by annexing millions of dunams of land and erecting over 279 illegal settlements.

Over the course of a week, diplomats and representatives of 52 countries have been delivering their remarks - led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi and his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maliki.

In light of a UN resolution dating back to 2022, the oral hearings will continue until the 26th of February, during which each country is allotted a 30-minute intervention. Only the Palestinian representative is entitled to present a briefing lasting 3 hours, which occurred on Monday at the outset of the International Court of Justice sessions.

Ultimately, the Court will issue a non-binding advisory opinion regarding the Israeli occupation and their failure to enforce international law in Palestinian territories.