Ayman Safadi presents Jordan's case at International Court


Published: 2024-02-22 14:39

Last Updated: 2024-04-21 06:49

Ayman Safadi presents Jordan's case at International Court
Ayman Safadi presents Jordan's case at International Court

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Al-Safadi, emphasized the incomprehensible brutality of the Israeli Occupation's attacks on Gaza. He stated that the relentless and savage actions of the occupation have led to the loss of countless lives and inflicted immense suffering on the people of Gaza.

Addressing the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Thursday, Safadi highlighted that Palestinians in Gaza are not only falling victim to the aggression but also facing starvation due to the blockade preventing essential supplies, a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and disregard for mandated precautions.

Safadi said, "This aggression has to end and end immediately. Those responsible for it must face justice. No country must be allowed to be above the law."

"Israel is acting and has been allowed to act in complete disregard of international law. This cannot continue," he added.

"Israel is forcing demographic changes in the occupied Palestinian territory, destroying cultural and historical Palestinian heritage, confiscating and annexing Palestinian land, driving Palestinians out of their homes, their farms, their villages and their cities. It is illegally detaining thousands of children, men and women and subjecting them to physical and mental torture, humiliation and abuse."

Safadi emphasized the crucial importance of implementing the two-state solution and recognizing the Palestinian state as a full member of the United Nations.

He underscored Jordan's steadfast commitment to defending the Muslim and Christian holy sites in occupied Jerusalem and preserving their identity. This responsibility falls under the historical Hashemite custodianship of the holy sites, highlighting the Kingdom's special role in safeguarding them.

He stressed the tragic case of six-year-old Hind which underscores the ongoing brutality and harsh reality of life under Israeli Occupation, "Six-year-old Hind was left in the car for days next to the bodies of her decaying relatives whom Israel has killed, when the medics finally arrived to rescue her, the Israeli Occupation army killed them and killed her."

"This brutality that tortured and killed Hind is a constant reality of life under Israeli Occupation," Safadi stated.