The Tunisian Parliament called, on Tuesday, « the competent regional and international human rights bodies to take the necessary legal measures » to send Israeli leaders to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to answer for their crimes, as President Kaïs Saïed showed his support to the Palestinian people.
At the end of a plenary session devoted to the examination of the developments in Palestine, the Tunisian Parliament called for the lifting of the blockade of the Gaza Strip, through a communiqué made public. The statement urged « all freedom-loving people in various parliamentary councils and regional and international human rights and civil organisations to denounce Zionist crimes and support the Palestinian people.
The Parliament further urged « the competent regional and international human rights bodies and the parties concerned to take all necessary legal measures to refer the Zionist leaders, directly or indirectly linked to the terrorist crimes perpetrated against the Palestinian people, to the ICC and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ».
In this sense, it urges « the League of Arab States to support the Palestinian resistance by all means to strengthen its resilience and its ability to face this brutal aggression, and to activate the decisions related to the boycott of the Zionist entity in all areas », putting the urgency of « criminalizing the normalization with the Zionist entity, as soon as possible.
This position of the Tunisian Parliament is delivered at a time when, on Tuesday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported 217 deaths, including 63 children and 36 women, and 1,500 injured in the Gaza Strip. At the same time, 12 Israelis were killed and more than 600 wounded in rocket attacks by Palestinian factions from Gaza.
In parallel to this exit of the Parliament, the Tunisian President, Kaïs Saïed, who was received on Tuesday by his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace, as part of his participation in the Paris Summit on the financing of African economies, drew attention to his person, by wearing a pin with the colours of the Palestinian flag attached to his jacket, as a sign of unwavering support.