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Jordan calls for international investigation into Israeli ‘war crimes’ in Gaza

Displaced Palestinians gather at a makeshift market set up in front of devastated buildings in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 16, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the resistance movement Hamas. (Photo by AFP)

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has called for an international probe into Israeli “war crimes” in the besieged Gaza Strip, saying those responsible for documented crimes should be brought to justice.

Safadi appealed at a press conference with Philippe Lazzarini, the head of UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, on Sunday.

"Many and documented war crimes have been committed in the Gaza Strip,” Safadi said.

“We demand a comprehensive international investigation, which will stop these war crimes and which will bring to justice those responsible for these crimes or prove who is responsible for these crimes,” he added.

Earlier in the day, at least 31 Palestinians were killed and dozens of others injured following the Israeli regime’s airstrikes on the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central part of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli bombing came hours after the regime conducted a series of intense airstrikes and targeted with heavy artillery shelling Bureij and Jabalia refugee camps in Gaza.

Safadi’s remarks echo those made by South Africa at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week, where Pretoria claimed Israel’s “genocidal” intent against Gazans.

South Africa lodged a complaint against Israel in the ICJ in January, some three months after the regime launched its brutal aggression against Gaza. The complaint asked judges in the court to declare that Israel was committing genocide in Gaza and order the regime to stop its attacks on people.

Israel unleashed its brutal war on Gaza on October 7, 2023, after Palestinian resistance groups carried out Operation al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

The Tel Aviv regime has so far killed at least 35,456 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured over 79,366 others.

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