Statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates- - State of Palestine
The State of Palestine applauds the declaration by the Non-Aligned Movement Member States in the 19th Summit of Heads of States and Government meeting in Kampala welcoming the proceedings by South Africa against Israel at the International Court of Justice for violations of the Genocide Convention and the request for provisional measures, including suspension of Israel’s genocidal war.
The declaration is in accordance with commitment of NAM Member States to UN Charter and universality of international law, without selectivity and double standards.
NAM Member States also reaffirmed the centrality of the question of Palestine and reiterated the unity and longstanding, common, and principled positions to bring an end Israel’s colonialism, occupation, and oppression.
NAM joins the OIC and League of Arab States, presenting the majority of States and peoples around the world, unified in upholding their moral, legal, and political responsibilities and obligations towards the Palestinian people and the Palestinian struggle for dignity, freedom, and independence.
We urge the remaining States to uphold their duties towards the human community refrain from politicizing the ICJ and the legal proceedings. Either States commit to the law or commit to violating it.