Groups file ICC lawsuit against Israeli regime over Gaza “genocide”

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Three Palestinian rights groups have filed a lawsuit with the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging the body to investigate Israel for ‘apartheid’ as well as ‘genocide’ and issue arrest warrants for Israeli leaders. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday by human rights organisations Al-Haq, Al Mezan, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, called for ‘urgent attention to the continuous barrage of Israeli airstrikes on densely populated civilian areas within the Gaza Strip,’ which have killed more than 10,500 Palestinians, almost half of them children, according to Gaza health officials. The document also asked the body to expand its ongoing war crimes investigation by looking into ‘the suffocating siege imposed on [Gaza], the forced displacement of its population, the use of toxic gas, and the denial of necessities, such as food, water, fuel, and electricity.'” (11/09/23)