Netherlands: The UAE has welcomed the rulings of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the Gaza Strip. The rulings called for the implementation of temporary measures to safeguard civilian lives in Gaza, the end of all statements and actions, and the punishment of direct and open incitement to commit genocide against the Palestinian people residing in the Strip.
In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that the United Arab Emirates welcomes the International Court of Justice’s ruling, which seeks to stop Israeli violations and protect the Palestinian people.
The Ministry pointed out that the UAE values South Africa’s efforts and reiterates how critical it is to protect civilians and make sure that humanitarian and relief supplies are brought in quickly, sustainably, and without hindrance. The Ministry also urged to avoid further loss of life and prevent fueling the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Furthermore, it reiterated the importance of achieving a two-state solution with an independent Palestinian state.
In addition, the ICJ mandated that Israel preserve proof of genocide and report back to the court on its compliance with the ruling within a month.
There was no explicit call for an immediate halt to Israel’s full-scale military operation in the Strip, which is believed to have left more than 26,000 dead, according to Gaza health authorities.
Judge Donoghue noted that since the conflict broke out in Gaza, the ICJ has been “acutely aware of the extent of the human tragedy unfolding in the region” and has remained “deeply concerned about the continuing loss of life and human suffering.”