Qatar condemns Israeli occupation during International Court of Justice session

The State of Qatar announced that it has submitted a written memorandum during the sessions of the International Court of Justice to provide an advisory opinion on the legal consequences resulting from the Israeli policies and practices applied in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially Jerusalem.

In it Qatar condemned in the strongest terms the ongoing and illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine and demanded the court to conclude that Israel’s obligations under international law require it to immediately stop its illegal occupation, in addition to providing full compensation for the damage and suffering caused by the occupation.


The Embassy of the State of Qatar in The Hague affirmed that the memorandum warned that the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories aims to completely and permanently deprive the brotherly Palestinian people of their inherent right to self-determination, and noted that the occupation amounts to being an illegal and racial apartheid regime, adding that it was something that cannot be denied.


The embassy clarifies that the memorandum drew the court’s attention to the victims of the ongoing Israeli occupation, namely the children who were killed by this occupation, the men and women whose dignity the occupation crushed, and the refugees it expelled from their homes. It also accurately documents many examples of Israel’s human rights violations, war crimes committed by it, and its crimes against humanity against the Palestinian people.


The embassy expressed the State of Qatar’s confidence that the International Court of Justice will give due consideration to its written memorandum, and to other memorandums submitted by countries and international organisations, and will therefore decide that Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is illegal and must be ended immediately.


The embassy also renewed the firm position of the State of Qatar on the justice of the Palestinian cause, and the moral imperative to support the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, which means working together to end the Israeli occupation based on apartheid, recognition of the State of Palestine in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions, and the full realization of the right of return of Palestinian refugees.