The Israeli aggression on Gaza left thousands of martyrs, the majority of whom were civilians (Anatolia)

The Mexican Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it and Chile had referred the situation in the Gaza Strip to the International Criminal Court to look into "possible crimes" after months of war between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Israel, and expressed their growing concern about the escalation of violence in the Strip.

The Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the International Criminal Court is the appropriate forum to verify possible criminal responsibility “whether committed by agents of the occupying power or the occupying power,” noting “the numerous reports from the United Nations detailing many incidents that may be considered crimes under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.” ".

Mexico added that it is closely following the case submitted to the International Court of Justice by South Africa, which accuses Israel of committing genocide in Gaza, and demands that the court order Israel to

immediately suspend its military campaign.

Mexico added that it is "confident that these movements can pave the way for an immediate ceasefire and contribute to moving toward lasting peace in the region based on the two-state solution coexisting within

secure and internationally recognized borders."

The Chilean Foreign Ministry has not yet responded to a request for comment.

It is noteworthy that on December 29, South Africa filed a lawsuit against Israel before the International Court of Justice, accusing Tel Aviv of committing genocide against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to a devastating war for more than 3 months, leaving tens of thousands martyred and wounded and a catastrophe. Unprecedented humanity.

The court is expected to issue a ruling this month on a possible urgent resolution ordering Israel to stop the war, but it will not quickly rule on genocide charges because this issue could take years.

Since the start of the devastating Israeli war on Gaza on October 7, the widespread destruction in the densely populated Strip has led to increasing international concern about the death of thousands of civilians, especially children.

Source: Al Jazeera + Reuters