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The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a note, this Saturday (30), in which it welcomes the adoption, by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), of new precautionary measures to combat extreme hunger in the Gaza Strip, resulting from Israeli attacks . Furthermore, Itamaraty reaffirmed the country’s position in defense of the definitive ceasefire, peace between the two countries and the formation of the Palestinian State.

The Hague Court determined, on Thursday (28), that Israel allow humanitarian aid access to the region, as a way of mitigating the suffering caused by the serious food vulnerability affecting the population. The Court’s measure is part of the process initiated by South Africa against Israel, based on the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

The statement recalls the binding nature of the ICJ’s provisional measures and says that the Brazilian government hopes that they “can result in urgent humanitarian relief for Gaza and in an environment of political dialogue that allows for a definitive ceasefire, the immediate release of all hostages and the resumption of negotiations for a two-state solution, with an economically viable State of Palestine living side by side with the State of Israel, in peace and security, within mutually agreed and internationally recognized borders.”

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In its decision, the Court highlighted that “the catastrophic living conditions of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have deteriorated even further, particularly given the prolonged and widespread deprivation of food and other basic needs”.

He also pointed out that there is no longer just a risk of hunger in Gaza, but rather an established famine, with the death of at least 31 people, including 27 children, due to malnutrition and dehydration, according to a recent report by the United Nations Office United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

In taking this decision, the statement points out, the ICJ “reaffirmed its precautionary decision of last January and urged Israel to adopt the necessary measures, in cooperation with the United Nations, to guarantee the provision of basic services and humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in Gaza , including an increase in the number of land crossing points. It also urged Israel to ensure that its military forces do not violate the rights of the Palestinian population in Gaza, including through actions that impede access to humanitarian aid, and to present, within a month, a report on the implementation of the indicated measures.” .

With MRE



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