President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has called on the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people.
He said this in his message message on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
In his message, President Muizzu firmly reasserted the unwavering support of the people and the Government of the Maldives to the people and the Government of the State of Palestine in their legitimate right to full sovereignty and to live in peace with safety and security.
He said that the Maldives condemns, in the strongest terms, Israel’s war against Palestine, the brutal occupation and collective punishment being committed by Israel against the innocent civilians of Palestine.
The President noted that the deliberate actions by the Israeli Defence Force were tantamount to war crimes and in complete violation of international humanitarian law.
He went on to call on the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people.
President Muizzu said that the plight of the Palestinian people should be a global priority and urged the international community to strengthen its resolve to end the violation of human rights and the suffering of the people of the State of Palestine.
He said that the Maldives believes that a permanent solution for peace can only be attained through the establishment of a sovereign and independent Palestinian State.
The President stated that Israel should end the illegal occupation of Palestine immediately and return the lands forcefully seized from Palestinians. Israel should recognize Palestine as an independent State with East Jerusalem as its capital within pre-1967 borders.
He added that the Maldives remains steadfast in its unwavering commitment to the Palestinian people in their pursuit of their inalienable rights including their right to self-determination