Mar 02, 2024 07:11 UTC
  • Nicaragua sues Germany at ICJ for aiding Israeli genocide against Gaza

Nicaragua has sued Germany at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague for aiding and abetting the Israeli regime’s ongoing genocidal war against the Gaza Strip.

The Latin American country’s government announced the development in a press release on Friday.

It said it had filed an application at the United Nations top court against Berlin over the latter’s providing the Israeli regime with ample political, financial, and military support, while knowing that Tel Aviv would deploy the assistance towards furthering the war.

“Germany cannot deny knowledge of the serious illegality of the conduct of Israel, nor can it deny that its knowledge triggered obligations for Germany under international law to prevent genocide,” the statement read.

Berlin, it said, has provided the regime with unreserved military support “with the knowledge that the military equipment would be used in the commission of serious breaches of international law."

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Germany comes only second to the United States in terms of arms procurement to the Israeli regime. Each year, the German government provides the regime with 23.9 percent of its imported conventional weapons.

The Western arms influx towards the regime comes while the ICJ said on January 26 that Tel Aviv had to "prevent the commission of all acts within the scope" of the Genocide Convention.

The regime began waging the onslaught against Gaza on October 7, following al-Aqsa Storm, a surprise operation staged by the coastal sliver’s resistance groups against the occupied territories.

At least 30,228 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have been killed and 71,377 others injured in the relentless Israeli aggression. 

No earlier than on Thursday, the United Nations human rights chief expressed dismay concerning the brutality with which the Israeli regime was waging the war.

"There appear to be no bounds to -- no words to capture -- the horrors that are unfolding before our eyes in Gaza," Volker Turk told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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