ICJ order on provisional measures must be implemented immediately by Israel and the humanitarian crisis for Gazans must come to an end.
The European Green Party co-chairs Mélanie Vogel and Thomas Waitz welcomed the provisional ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in the case brought by South Africa against Israel, and reiterated their concern at the dire situation in the Palestinian Territories.
“The International Court of Justice’s provisional measures represent a crucial step towards protecting Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip from further suffering. Israel must immediately comply with all the provisional measures ordered, to prevent the commission of acts prohibited by the Genocide Convention, and do everything in their power to prevent and punish any incitement to commit genocide. The bloodshed must urgently stop,” said Mélanie Vogel, co-chair of the European Green Party.
The European Green Party calls for an end to the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip, including allowing unhindered access of humanitarian aid. The Greens reiterate their call on Hamas to unconditionally release all hostages being held in the Gaza strip. We call on all parties to the conflict to agree to a permanent ceasefire. The EU, under the leadership of the Belgian Presidency, must do everything in its power to ensure humanitarian aid, and to contribute actively to the negotiations on an immediate, unconditional and permanent cease-fire and ultimately on a two-state solution for the people of Palestine and Israel.
“The ICJ order is a reminder of the importance of the international court, not only in safeguarding international law and ensuring justice, but also in the prevention of human rights abuses in the first place. We also insist that all states, equally respect the Court’s ruling, refrain from any actions that undermine it and do all in their power to ensure that those responsible for violations on both sides are held accountable” said Thomas Waitz, co-chair of the European Green Party