JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president on Sunday accused the U.N. world courtroom of misrepresenting his phrases in a ruling that ordered Israel to take steps to guard Palestinians and forestall a genocide within the Gaza Strip.
The courtroom’s ruling on Friday cited a collection of statements made by Israeli leaders as proof of incitement and dehumanizing language in opposition to Palestinians. They included feedback by President Isaac Herzog made simply days after the Oct. 7 Hamas cross-border assault that triggered Israel’s struggle in opposition to the Islamic militant group.
Hamas militants killed round 1,200 folks in that assault and took about 250 others hostage. The Israeli offensive has left greater than 26,000 Palestinians useless, displaced greater than 80% of Gaza’s inhabitants and led to a humanitarian disaster within the territory.
Speaking about Gaza’s Palestinians at an Oct. 12 information convention, Herzog stated that “a complete nation” was accountable for the bloodbath, the report by the Worldwide Court docket of Justice famous.
However Herzog stated that it ignored different feedback in the identical information convention by which he stated “there isn’t a excuse” for killing harmless civilians, and that Israel would respect worldwide legal guidelines of struggle.
“I used to be disgusted by the best way they twisted my phrases, utilizing very, very partial and fragmented quotes, with the intention of supporting an unfounded authorized rivalry,” Herzog stated Sunday.
In its ruling, the courtroom stopped wanting ordering ordering an finish to the Israeli navy offensive. But it surely ordered Israel to do all it may possibly to stop demise, destruction and any acts of genocide in Gaza and issued a collection of orders to Israel that embrace an finish to incitement and submitting a progress report back to the courtroom inside one month.