February 28, 2024

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.