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Algeria calls on ICC to hold Israel accountable for its crimes in Gaza

November 7, 2023 at 8:25 am

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune addresses the 78th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on September 19, 2023 [LEONARDO MUNOZ/AFP via Getty Images]

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.

Tebboune asked: “Where is humanity? And where is the global conscience that has become absent regarding the genocide being committed?”

The Algerian president emphasised 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.

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