Day 3 of the ICJ hearings ends

Proceedings have ended the third day of hearings at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.

Hungary called on the ICJ to decline to exercise its jurisdiction as its advisory opinion could “directly contribute to the escalation of the conflict”.

Guyana said “Israel’s occupation must end, immediately, comprehensively, irreversibly”.

The Gambia asked the ICJ to affirm that the occupation is illegal. It also argued that Israel was under an obligation to end its occupation immediately.

France said all damage caused to the Palestinian population as a result of Israeli policies and practices illegal under international law must be the object of restitution and, failing that, compensation.

Russia called for the establishment of the Palestinian state, saying “a negotiated two-state solution with an independent and viable Palestinian state peacefully coexisting with Israel will be the best recipe for bringing an end to Israel’s violations, creating guarantees of their non-repetition and redressing the damage”.

(Source: Al Jazeera)