Wed 29 May 2024 9:39 am - Jerusalem Time

Algeria presents a draft resolution to the Security Council to stop the “killing in Rafah”

In a closed consultation session in the Security Council, Algeria presented a draft resolution calling on Israel to immediately stop its aggression against the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Algeria's representative to the United Nations, Ammar Benjameh, said that the text is "short and decisive" and aims to stop the killing in Rafah.

He pointed out that the draft resolution demands "an immediate ceasefire and the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages."

Ben Jamea expressed Algeria's condemnation of the Israeli occupation raids on the tents of displaced people in Rafah, which led to the martyrdom of more than 45 citizens, including women and children.

He pointed out that these attacks occurred only 48 hours after an order was issued by the International Court of Justice, asking the occupying authority to end its attack on Rafah, stressing that the court’s order is legally binding and that the occupier is obligated, under the Charter of the United Nations, including Article 94/1, to respect Its decisions in any dispute to which it is a party.

Ben Jama added that the Security Council is mandated, under the same Charter, to make recommendations or take a decision on the measures to be taken to implement the ruling, and that it must now ensure respect for international legitimacy.

He called on the members of the Security Council to assume their responsibility towards the Israeli occupation, which chose to respond to the International Court of Justice with bloodshed, stressing that it should not be an exception.

Bin Jama continued: Tell us if the founding fathers of the United Nations gave an exception to the Israeli occupation to choose whether the occupation would accept the court’s rulings or not?

It is noteworthy that this session is the first action taken by the Security Council since the attack launched by occupation warplanes on refugee tents in Rafah, and this meeting will be followed by other steps that Algeria intends to initiate at the Security Council level.


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Algeria presents a draft resolution to the Security Council to stop the “killing in Rafah”