Bassil Making Efforts to Garner International Condemnation of Israeli Gaza Campaignإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil made a series of contacts with Lebanon's ambassadors to the United Nations, Switzerland, and Belgium in order to condemn the Israeli campaign against the Gaza Strip, reported As Safir newspaper on Thursday.
The minister is seeking the preparation of a legal study that will be sent to the concerned international bodies to condemn Israel for its crimes in Gaza, explained the daily.
The main obstacle however lies in the fact that Lebanon is not a member of the International Criminal Court.
Bassil has stated that the “genocide committed by Israel against the Palestinians may require an special international tribunal.”
Cabinet later tasked Bassil with sending a letter to the ICC in The Hague on the developments in Gaza and the Iraqi city of Mosul, reported OTV.
At least 700 people have been killed, mostly civilians, in the Israeli campaign against Gaza that started on July 17, drawing wide international condemnation.