Nicaragua files suit against Germany for supporting Israeli military actions in Gaza.
Nicaragua files suit against Germany for supporting Israeli military actions in Gaza.

Nicaragua sues Germany before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing it of supporting Israel with full knowledge that its military equipment would be used to commit serious «violations» of international law in the Gaza Strip.

The Nicaraguan State detailed in its statement that «a lawsuit was filed before the International Court of Justice against the Federal Republic of Germany for violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.»

«The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols, the intransigible principles of international humanitarian law and other peremptory norms of general international law in relation to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in particular the Gaza Strip,» the declaration noted.

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Likewise, the Latin American nation points out that, “to date, out of a population of approximately 2.3 million people, at least 29,782 Palestinians have died in Gaza and 70,043 have been injured, which adds up to more than one hundred thousand people dead. , injured or missing.”

Furthermore, he added that “in Gaza alone, 1.7 million people have been forcibly displaced. “The majority are currently in the Rafah governorate, which has become the largest refugee camp in the world.”

Likewise, the Nicaraguan statement emphasized that Germany, with its political, financial and military support for Israel, was aware of the serious violations of international law that were being committed.

Despite requests to stop the supply of weapons to Israel, Germany has persisted in these actions, leading Nicaragua to take legal measures to ensure respect for fundamental international treaties and customary international law.

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“Given this situation, on February 2, 2024, Nicaragua sent a note verbale to Germany urging its government to immediately stop the supply of weapons, ammunition, technology and/or components to Israel and reminding it of its obligations under international law,” he reported. the Nicaraguan government.

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In that sense, he also “demanded Germany’s decision to suspend funds to UNRWA. Unfortunately, the supply of military weapons and other assistance that can be used in the unlawful acts being committed has not ceased or diminished. In fact, it has increased and now adds to the looming prospect that UNRWA will soon cease operations due to lack of funds.”