Belgium has announced that it will fully support South Africa’s lawsuit against Israel over committing genocide, if the International Court of Justice moves to demand that Israel stop its attacks on Gaza.
Belgian Federal Minister for Development Cooperation and Large Cities Policy Caroline Gennez said, on her account on the X platform (formerly Twitter): “Belgium reaffirms its full support for the case before the International Court of Justice, and if the court asks Israel to stop its military operation against Gaza, our country will fully support it.”
The Belgian minister assured, “Our country bears its responsibility towards human rights and humanitarian law.”
Gennez pledged to remain committed to ensuring the full delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza as soon as possible, at all levels.
She stressed that her country will continue to work within the European Union and internationally for a permanent ceasefire, full access to humanitarian aid, the release of prisoners, compliance with international law and the two-state solution.
Mexico and Chile have also announced that they have joined the calls to demand an investigation by the International Criminal Court into “possible war crimes” during the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since October 7.