Former European prime ministers and ministers have signed a letter calling for an investigation into war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Former European heads of government and ministers expressed their rejection of accusing the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism for its investigation into the crimes of Israel, and affirmed their refusal to undermine the ICC investigation into crimes in the Palestinian territories. Read also The Human Rights Council approves the establishment of a commission to investigate Israeli violations .. Is it time for accountability?America regrets and Israel will not cooperate .. The Human Rights Council approves the formation of an international commission of inquiry into violations of the occupation in the Palestinian territories The United States returns to the United Nations Human Rights Council as an observer Washington seeks to return to the United Nations Human Rights Council and protect Israel
Former European heads of government and ministers valued the European Union’s support for the International Criminal Court, and welcomed the Biden administration’s decision to reverse the executive order and lift the sanctions imposed by his predecessor, Donald Trump, on the International Criminal Court, and considered the step as a strengthening of international justice institutions and standards.
In a previous interview with Al-Jazeera, Adam Shapiro – campaigns manager for the international human rights organization Front Line Defenders – described the increasing demands of international elites to hold Tel Aviv accountable for its actions as “paving the way for a phase in which there are no exceptions for Israel.”
Shapiro said, “The days have turned and it is no longer acceptable for the international elites to shut up while they witness the increasing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.”
He continued, “We are in a defining moment, as celebrities in sports, art and former political officials began to crack their positions, demanding the rule of law and a rejection of apartheid and persecution, and that the signature of fifty heads of government, ministers and former officials from Europe paves the way for the application of the law to everyone, and there are no exceptions to this for Israel.” .
A few days ago, the United Nations Human Rights Council approved the establishment of a commission of inquiry into Israel’s violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories, while Germany, Austria and Britain were among the countries rejecting this measure.
He approved the formation of the investigation committee by 24 votes to 9, with 14 abstentions. The decision was rejected by Austria, Bulgaria, Cameroon, the Czech Republic, Germany, Malawi, the Marshall Islands, Britain and Uruguay.
While India, the Bahamas, Brazil, Denmark, Fiji, France, Italy, Japan, Nepal, the Netherlands, Poland, Korea,
The US mission in Geneva expressed its “deeply” regret at the decision to establish the International Commission of Inquiry, and said that “we are committed to working to create conditions for a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Human Rights Council’s decision, saying it was shameful and expressed the council’s anti-Israel obsession.
While the Palestinian Foreign Ministry expressed its thanks to all the countries that supported the Palestine resolution, and those that sponsored and submitted it to form an independent and continuous international committee appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council, and deplored the positions of the countries that did not support the resolution and considered them an immoral minority.