A hearing on Israel's occupation of Palestine began at the International Court of Justice, which had been asked by the United Nations General Assembly to issue an opinion based on the principles of international law, and Foreign Minister Maliki of the Palestinian Transitional Authority said, ``We are trying to seize territory by force and seek national self-determination.'' Denying these rights violates the most fundamental norms of international law."

Israel has been occupying Palestine since the Third Middle East War in 1967, and the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution a year ago calling on the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, to issue an advisory opinion regarding the occupation. It was adopted.

The resolution seeks opinions on the violation of the Palestinian people's right to self-determination due to Israel's long-standing occupation and settlements, in light of international law and the principles of the United Nations Charter.

At the beginning of the hearing at the International Court of Justice on the 19th, Foreign Minister Maliki of the Palestinian Authority stated, ``Israel has not been held responsible for the genocide currently unfolding in the Gaza Strip for decades.'' This is the result of this.''

"Israel is trying to erase Palestine from the map and destroy the Palestinian people. Taking territory by force, persecuting people, discriminating against people, and denying people's right to self-determination is a violation of international law. "It goes against basic norms," ​​he said.

The hearing will continue until the 26th of this month, and a total of 55 countries and international organizations, including Japan, are scheduled to give their opinions, but so far there are no plans for Israel to object.