Lula met with the Palestinian Ambassador to Brazil, Ibrahim Al-Zaben, in Planalto. In December, South Africa filed a lawsuit against the Israeli government for genocide in Gaza
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva On Wednesday (January 10, 2023), PT met with the Palestinian Ambassador to Brazil, Ibrahim Al-Zaben, at Palacio do Planalto. During the meeting, the diplomat requested the support of the Brazilian government in the case filed before the International Court of Justice against Israel.
South Africa submitted the initiative on December 29, 2023, and addresses alleged violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the conflict in the Gaza Strip. The first hearings for the process are scheduled to begin on Thursday (January 11, 2024).
“We ask for Brazil’s support for this South African initiative to put an end to this genocide against the Palestinian people and to liberate the people of Israel and in this case the people of Palestine from this incident.”Al-Zaben said.
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According to him, Lula replied that he was studying the case. “Brazil’s position is clear in condemning any type of genocide against any human being.”“, said the ambassador.
Al-Zaben said that he thanked Lula for the Brazilian position in support of the establishment of the State of Palestine.
We express our gratitude to Brazil, and to the President, for the position supporting the two-state solution, and ending the conflict, aggression and genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the oppression and attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem. . We agree on several points that peace is the only solution to the conflict and that the establishment of the State of Palestine is inevitable and must be created and respected on the basis of international humanitarian law.”He said.
The meeting was attended by Counselor Mauro Vieira and Special Presidential Advisor Celso Amorim.
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