UAE welcomes new measures by ICJ to allow aid in Gaza

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The UAE supports the additional measures issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) demanding Israel allow more aid in the Strip and open more crossing points to transfer food and medical supplies.

The additional provisional measures are part of the case of genocide presented by the Republic of South Africa.

Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, said that the UAE reiterated its appreciation for the efforts of South Africa in this regard and reaffirmed the importance of protecting civilians and ensuring the entry and delivery of humanitarian and relief aid urgently, sustainably and without impediment to the Gaza Strip.

The UAE also urged to avoid further loss of life and prevent fueling the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Furthermore, the UAE emphasised the importance of alleviating the highly critical and deepening humanitarian catastrophe faced by innocent civilians in the Gaza Strip.

The minister stressed the importance of creating a political horizon to achieve the two-state solution to establish an independent Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel and to reach a sustainable solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that guarantees the end of violence and hostilities.

The UAE underscored that it will continue working alongside partners to intensify efforts to alleviate the humanitarian suffering in Gaza.

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