Following the request by the General Assembly of the United Nations for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to render an advisory opinion on the legal consequences arising from the policies and practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, the ICJ has fixed 25 July 2023 as the time-limit within which written statements on the questions may be presented to the Court, and 25 October 2023 as the time-limit within which States and organizations having presented written statements may submit written comments on the written statements made by other states or organizations.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today confirmed in a press statement that it had received an official letter with the decision of The Hague-based ICJ issued by a special meeting of its judges, which set the dates for the submission of written statements on the questions, and expressed satisfaction with the progress of the procedures regarding the advisory opinion.
It called on the concerned states and parties to submit their legal opinion to the ICJ regarding the legality of the Israeli colonial occupation of the land of the State of Palestine and its impact on all rights prior to the July 25 date set by the Court.
The UN General Assembly adopted by a majority vote on December 31, 2022, a resolution requesting from the ICJ an advisory opinion on the legal consequences arising from the policies and practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and on 21 January, the ICJ announced that it had received the request from the General Assembly.
Source: Palestine News & Info Agency