Tuesday 28 May 2024 - 01:27

Borrell Slams Israel's Disregard of ICJ's Decision

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Borrell Slams Israel
Earlier 211 of the European Union staff protested the body's indifference to the humanitarian crisis going on in Gaza due to the Israeli war on the strip, condemning the 7 October attacks “in the strongest terms”.

“We have to respect the work of this institution and let the court without intimidation decide what they think about this initiative…,” Josep Borrell told reporters at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

ICJ Prosecutor Karim Khan on May 20 requested the court to issue arrest warrants for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, citing reasonable grounds to believe they bear criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The US-backed Israeli unprecedented genocide of the Palestinian people began on October 7, as the result of which over 36,000 people have so far been martyred. Israel says it seeks to destroy the Hamas resistance movement. 

“I think that the accusation of antisemitism against the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is completely not acceptable,” Borrell stressed.

Meanwhile, he posted a message on his X account in this regard: "The respect of International law is not an option: disregarding a decision of the #ICJ will weaken the rules-based world order the EU supports and promotes everywhere."