ISLAMABAD: “Pakistan supports the application filed by South Africa before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning Israel s violations of its obligations under the 1951 Genocide Convention in relation to the Palestinian people in Gaza,” ARY News reported quoting MoFA.
“We consider this legal action timely and an important step towards holding Israel to account for its well-documented atrocities unleashed against Palestinian people since 7th October 2023,” the Foreign Office Spokesperson said during her weekly press briefing.
“Pakistan shares the concerns raised in the application by South Africa. Israel s ongoing military aggression and actions against the Palestinian people constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity and amount to genocidal act,” she remarked.
She said, “We reiterate our call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire; an end to Israel s unabated massacre of the Palestinian people; an uplifting of an inhumane siege; and expeditious delivery of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people.”
“Pakistan firmly believes that the only just solution to the Palestinian question is the creation of an independent, viable, sovereign and contiguous Palestinian State along the pre-June 1967 borders with Al-Quds-Al-Sharif as its capital,” she added.
It is pertinent to mention here that South Africa filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Israel of engaging in “genocidal acts” in Gaza and asking the court to order the Israeli government to halt its attacks.