New York (Web Desk) Nearly 40 countries called on Israel to lift sanctions on the Palestinian Authority in response to a request by Israel to the United Nations’ highest court for an advisory opinion on the Israeli occupation. According to Dawn News, on December 30, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution seeking an opinion from the International Court of Justice on the issue of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Several sanctions including financial sanctions have been announced.
In a statement issued to journalists, nearly 40 member states of the United Nations reiterated their unwavering support for the International Court of Justice and international law, and the Israeli government’s decision to impose punitive measures against the Palestinian people, leadership and civil society. “Regardless of each country’s position on the resolution, we reject punitive measures in response to the International Court of Justice’s request for an advisory opinion and the broader General Assembly resolution,” the statement said. and demand their immediate withdrawal’.
This statement is signed by all the countries including Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Ireland, Pakistan and South Africa who voted in favor of this resolution, but Japan, France and South Korea etc. refrained from giving an opinion on this resolution while Germany and Estonia voted against the resolution. The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, said in a statement that “this development is important because it shows that the countries voted as they wanted, but they did not accept these punitive measures.” jointly reject’.
The spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, reiterated his deep concern about the recent Israeli actions against the Palestinian Authority and stressed that there should be no retaliation regarding the International Court of Justice. The United Nations Security Council on the Palestinian issue. The meeting will be held on Wednesday (January 18). After the visit of the Israeli minister to Al-Aqsa Mosque, the last meeting of the United Nations Security Council this month was marked by an exchange of harsh sentences between Israeli and Palestinian diplomats.