The government of Spain would support the process of South Africa’s lawsuit against Israel for committing genocide in the Gaza Strip.

The Spanish Foreign Ministry announced its decision to join the process of the lawsuit filed by South Africa against Israel at the ICJ.

The Government of Spain requested to join the process carried out in the lawsuit filed by South Africa against Israel for genocide in Gaza, before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“With this intervention in the proceedings of the International Court of Justice, our only objective is to end the war and finally begin to advance the implementation of two states, which is the only guarantee to achieve peace and security for Palestinians and Israelis for the entire region. “They all have the right to peace,” declared the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Jose Manuel Albares.

In that sense, he specified: “We presented a declaration of intervention in the procedure (of South Africa’s claim). We seek to support the Court in the application of precautionary measures, especially in the completion of military operations in Rafah so that peace can return, in the obstacles to the entry of humanitarian aid that must end, and in the destruction of civilian infrastructure that must cease.”

In addition, Albares reiterated Spain’s request for “the cessation of bombings, the ceasefire, the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, and urgent and unrestricted access of humanitarian aid to the civilian population.”

In that sense, he highlighted that the European country carried out this action to “let peace return to Gaza and the Middle East,” and for its commitment to international law. “We made this decision in light of the continuation of the military operation in Gaza,” he said.

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