Chilean lawyers file ICC complaint against Netanyahu for Gaza crimes

In addition, 30 Kuwaiti associations called on its gov’t to join South Africa’s ICJ case against Israel

Chilean lawyers file ICC complaint against Netanyahu for Gaza crimes
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AMMAN — Nearly 100 Chilean lawyers, mostly descendants of Palestinians, filed a complaint before the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The allegations include crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes committed in Gaza. اضافة اعلان

The complaint, presented on December 22 in The Hague, was led by former ambassador Nelson Hadad, lawyer Rodolfo Marcone, and academics Roberto Mayorga, Juan Banderas, and Hassan Zeran. Criminal lawyer Juan Carlos Manriquez assisted in the presentation, Amad, Quds Press reported.

The complainants, part of the largest Palestinian community outside the Palestinian State, are calling for an arrest warrant against Benjamin Netanyahu and other individuals responsible for these alleged crimes. Nelson Hadad emphasized the ongoing nature of these crimes, occurring for almost 90 days with indiscriminate bombings on the population in Gaza, destroying entire residential neighborhoods without distinguishing between civilians and combatants.

Former Ambassador Hadad stated, “All countries must denounce war criminals, ensuring they are held accountable, assume their responsibilities, face punishment according to the penalties of the Rome Statute, and provide reparations for victims," in statements to EFE.

Senators Francisco Chahuán, Ximena Rincón, Paulina Vodanovic, Iván Moreira, Sergio Gahona, and Alfonso de Urresti from the parliamentary world joined the filed complaint. Chahuán explained that the objective is to prove the genocide taking place in Gaza, forced displacement, war crimes, and the violation of international humanitarian law. He emphasized the demand for Netanyahu's criminal responsibility and an immediate ceasefire.

In addition, on Saturday, Kuwait issued a statement signed by 30 associations, leagues, unions, and parties. The statement calls on the country's government to join the lawsuit filed by "South Africa" against "Israel" before the International Court of Justice. Expressing astonishment at the international community's silence regarding crimes committed by the Zionist occupation in Gaza, the statement emphasizes war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity as defined by international law and agreements.

The signatories stress their surprise at the silence of Arab and Islamic countries, contributing to the blockade and hindering aid to the people of Gaza. The statement urges Kuwait's government to use its relationships and capabilities internationally to end the aggression and hold the usurping entity accountable. The signatories point out that "South Africa," Turkey, and Malaysia have taken legal action against the Zionist entity, accusing it of genocide in Gaza. The statement renews the demand for Kuwait's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to join the lawsuit, contributing to accountability and pressuring to end the genocide in Gaza. Associations, leagues, parties, and groups representing various components in Kuwait have signed the statement.

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