The country’s government says it will appeal the decision; The stipulated deadline is up to 7 days for the blockade to begin

A Dutch court ordered this Monday (12.Feb.2024) that the government block all exports of F-35 fighter parts to Israel within 7 days. The decision cites concerns about possible violations of international law during the conflict in the Gaza Strip. The information is from Reuters.

“It is undeniable that there is a clear risk that exported F-35 parts will be used in serious violations of international humanitarian law.”, stated the Court. Israel denies the accusations and claims to be fighting the extremist group Hamas.

The Dutch government has said it will appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing that it is up to the state to define its foreign policy actions.

Trade Minister Geoffrey van Leeuwen declared that the fighter jets are vital to Israel’s security. He also mentioned that it is still too early to determine the impact of a possible ban on the export of parts from the country.

“We are part of a large consortium of countries that are also working together with Israel. Let’s talk to partners about how to deal with this”this Lions.

Israel’s War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz said on X (formerly Twitter) that he met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to discuss the ban and congratulated him on his decision to appeal.

“I highlighted to him that the State of Israel is involved in one of the most justified wars the world has ever known, against a murderous terrorist organization.”he wrote.

“The Prime Minister of the Netherlands has informed me that his government will work to change this decision.”continued.


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