Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to take action to hold Israel accountable for the crimes it is committing against Palestinians in Gaza.
Tebboune expressed his concerns regarding the state of justice worldwide and the rights of oppressed peoples, with a specific mention of the Palestinian people.
He stated that in Palestine under occupation, all human, moral, religious, and legal standards and values have crumbled due to the brutal massacres carried out by the occupying forces against the Palestinian people.
These atrocities are witnessed daily by the world, yet there is a terrible global silence. Additionally, there is an unjust and strict siege that violates the principles of international humanitarian law, yet the conscience of the world remains unmoved by these massacres and the siege.
Where is humanity? And where is the global conscience that has become absent regarding the genocide being committed? Why has Gaza turned into a graveyard for 3.700 children.
The Algerian president emphasized that this genocide serves as a reminder of the atrocities witnessed in human history, particularly during World War II and in the city of Stalingrad.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said that the Palestinians are not terrorists, they are defending their land and legitimate rights. Tebboune added yesterday that the killings taking place in Gaza are war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Furthermore, the spokesperson for Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Majed Bin Mohammad Al Ansar, said Doha does not intend to close the Hamas office in the country due to its importance in ending the conflict.
Al-Ansari explained in an interview with CNN that closing the Hamas office at the current time is not possible. For now, the continued Israeli ground operation in the Gaza Strip greatly complicated Doha’s efforts to free the prisoners of war held in Gaza.
However, it is the only way that Qatar is able to mediate for the release of these hostages and for them to get back to their families, referring to Israeli prisoners of war being held by the Palestinian resistance in Gaza.
Qatar has sentenced eight former Indian naval officers to death for allegedly spying on its submarine program for Israel. The convictions underscore the deepening strategic ties between Israel and India, brought together by their shared ethnic-nationalist ideology.
India has expressed shock at the sentencing of its citizens, who were detained last year in Qatar, a key mediator in negotiations between Israel and Hamas over civilian hostages.
While Qatar has no formal relations with Israel, it has facilitated talks between the Palestinian militant group and the Apartheid State. According to the Financial Times, the men will be able to appeal against their sentences.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.