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Nicaragua's Unprecedented Move: Accusing Germany of Complicity in Israel's Actions

 

In a bold and unprecedented move, Nicaragua has filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Germany, alleging complicity in Israel's actions in Gaza. This legal maneuver has set the stage for a complex legal battle with far-reaching implications for international relations and human rights advocacy.

 

At the heart of Nicaragua's claim is the assertion that Germany's provision of financial and military aid to Israel, coupled with its decision to defund the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), constitutes a violation of international law. Nicaragua contends that Germany's actions amount to facilitation of genocide and serious breaches of international humanitarian law in the Palestinian territories.

 

The timing of Nicaragua's filing is significant, coming on the heels of a damning report by a panel of UN-backed human rights experts, which accused the Latin American country of systematic human rights abuses akin to crimes against humanity. This juxtaposition underscores the complexities of the global geopolitical landscape and the multifaceted nature of human rights advocacy in the modern era.

 

Nicaragua's legal challenge raises fundamental questions about the responsibilities of states under international law, particularly in conflict zones such as Gaza. By invoking the 1948 Genocide Convention and the 1949 Geneva Conventions, Nicaragua is calling into question the actions of not only Germany but also Israel and other parties involved in the ongoing conflict.

 

Central to Nicaragua's argument is the assertion that Germany's support for Israel, including the provision of military equipment, contributes to the perpetuation of violence and human suffering in Gaza. This claim is bolstered by allegations that Israel has committed acts of genocide against Palestinians, a charge that has been the subject of contentious debate and legal scrutiny for decades.

 

Germany's status as one of the largest arms exporters to Israel adds a layer of complexity to the case, highlighting the intricate web of relationships and interests that underpin the global arms trade. The fact that Germany, along with the United States, supplies weapons to Israel underscores the interconnectedness of nations in the realm of international security and defense.

 

The ICJ's role in adjudicating Nicaragua's case raises broader questions about the efficacy of international institutions in addressing complex geopolitical conflicts. While ICJ rulings are legally binding, the court lacks an enforcement mechanism, raising doubts about the practical impact of any potential decision.

 

Moreover, the interplay between legal proceedings and political dynamics adds another layer of complexity to the case. Nicaragua's petition to the ICJ comes amid ongoing tensions between Israel and the international community over the situation in Gaza, as well as domestic political unrest in Nicaragua.

 

In response to Nicaragua's allegations, Germany has yet to issue a formal comment, reflecting the sensitivity and complexity of the issues at stake. However, the legal battle between Nicaragua and Germany is likely to unfold against a backdrop of heightened scrutiny and public attention, underscoring the importance of transparency and accountability in international affairs.

 

As the legal proceedings progress, the world will be watching closely to see how the ICJ navigates the intricacies of Nicaragua's case and what implications its decision may have for the broader landscape of international law and human rights advocacy. In the meantime, the plight of the Palestinian people and the ongoing conflict in Gaza serve as stark reminders of the urgent need for meaningful action to address the root causes of violence and injustice in the region.

 

05.03.24

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1 minute ago, Danny Australia said:

The entire world is finally waking up to the horrific crimes and ongoing genocide in Gaza. Israel is finally being exposed as a pariah despised criminal entity which is committing the worst atrocities in modern history.

 

Even the US is trying to now distant itself from this horror. Here is Kamala Harris using calling for ceasefire and promising to continue airdrop of humanitarian aid.

 

 

"The entire world", that's a bit of a stretch, now if it was the Russian aggression, that would be different...

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5 minutes ago, Danny Australia said:

The entire world is finally waking up to the horrific crimes and ongoing genocide in Gaza. Israel is finally being exposed as a pariah despised criminal entity which is committing the worst atrocities in modern history.

 

Even the US is trying to now distant itself from this horror. Here is Kamala Harris using calling for ceasefire and promising to continue airdrop of humanitarian aid.

 

 

Here is Kamala Harris using calling for ceasefire and promising to continue airdrop of humanitarian aid.

 

Yes, all she's doing is repeating the ceasefire agreement that has been nearly agreed in exchange for hostage and prisoner exchanges. Nothing new in this, just a different delivery by some media.

 

Harris urges a Gaza cease-fire for hostage deal, presses Israel to ease aid delivery

Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday called for an immediate, temporary cease-fire in Gaza to facilitate a hostage deal between Israel and Hamas, and pressed Israel to do more to increase the flow of aid to alleviate the "immense scale of suffering" among Palestinians.

https://www.npr.org/2024/03/03/1235712368/kamala-harris-gaza-ceasefire-israel-aid

 

 

Hamas is holding this ceasefire up now by not letting Israel know how many hostages are still alive.

 

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20 minutes ago, retarius said:

Wonderful news....well done Nicaragua. Anyone interested in starting a third action against the US for complicity selling 2000ln cluster bombs etc

North Korea will probably have a go. More crackpots with baseless accusations

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16 minutes ago, Danny Australia said:

The entire world is finally waking up to the horrific crimes and ongoing genocide in Gaza. Israel is finally being exposed as a pariah despised criminal entity which is committing the worst atrocities in modern history.

 

Even the US is trying to now distant itself from this horror. Here is Kamala Harris using calling for ceasefire and promising to continue airdrop of humanitarian aid.

 

 

I had thought she was useless, but israel's horrific genocidal war crimes are sticking in the craws of their most fervent backers. Stop arming israel that would be a good start - that and a ceasefire and humanitarian aid.

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3 minutes ago, beautifulthailand99 said:

Off topic deflection.

The poster asked "Anyone interested in starting a third action against the US" I gave a suggestion. On topic...........

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10 minutes ago, beautifulthailand99 said:

Good for them, they can add these outrages to their growing list of war crimes.

 

Israeli tanks have deliberately run over dozens of Palestinian civilians alive, says Euro-Med Monitor

 

https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/6202

A pure Hamas propaganda media site. 

 

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor’s leadership routinely posts antisemitic and pro-Hamas content online.

Even Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had to come out several times to publicly denounce Falk’s statements. Falk’s antisemitism has even gotten him fired from a Human Rights Watch committee.

Ramy Abdu, Euro-Med’s founder and current chairman who is in charge of the organization’s day-to-day operations, is no better than Falk. In fact, he may be much worse. Abdu is not just a terrorist sympathizer but rather an active supporter of Hamas on Twitter. Just in the past week, he has compared Israel to the Nazis, said that “Israel’s future ends here“, and retweeted a post denying that Hamas sexually assaulted Israeli women on October 7th, referring to this as “a fabricated lie.”

https://unwatch.org/un-human-rights-office-amplifies-blood-libel-by-terrorist-sympathizers/

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13 hours ago, Social Media said:

At the heart of Nicaragua's claim is the assertion that Germany's provision of financial and military aid to Israel, coupled with its decision to defund the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA),

 

   How can it be against any rules or laws to not donate money to a charity ?

Isnt a choice about whether to donate or not ?

I would have thought that it would be against the law to donate to a charity that employs  terrorists , funding terrorism

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6 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

A pure Hamas propaganda media site. 

 

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor’s leadership routinely posts antisemitic and pro-Hamas content online.

Even Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had to come out several times to publicly denounce Falk’s statements. Falk’s antisemitism has even gotten him fired from a Human Rights Watch committee.

Ramy Abdu, Euro-Med’s founder and current chairman who is in charge of the organization’s day-to-day operations, is no better than Falk. In fact, he may be much worse. Abdu is not just a terrorist sympathizer but rather an active supporter of Hamas on Twitter. Just in the past week, he has compared Israel to the Nazis, said that “Israel’s future ends here“, and retweeted a post denying that Hamas sexually assaulted Israeli women on October 7th, referring to this as “a fabricated lie.”

https://unwatch.org/un-human-rights-office-amplifies-blood-libel-by-terrorist-sympathizers/

 

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/un-watch/

 

Overall, we rate UN Watch Right Biased based on information and political positions that favor the right and Mostly Factual due to the use of poor sources that have failed fact checks.

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Just now, beautifulthailand99 said:

 

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/un-watch/

 

Overall, we rate UN Watch Right Biased based on information and political positions that favor the right and Mostly Factual due to the use of poor sources that have failed fact checks.

Yes a credible media site. Unlike the anti-Semitic and Hamas supporting Euro-Med

 

image.png.f16faa12bb1484fa240422b4ba4f4a6d.pnghttps://twitter.com/UNWatch

 

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2 minutes ago, beautifulthailand99 said:

I'm not a pedant, but others are, and apparently they require sources for images.

 

  I shall remove the image and write down the content myself .

There have been other conflicts with a much higher death toll and they haven't been considered to be genocide , 1 600 000 killed in the Iran/Iraq war = Not genocide

                         20 000 killed in the 2 nd Yom Kippur was = genocide 

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1 minute ago, Nick Carter icp said:

 

  I shall remove the image and write down the content myself .

There have been other conflicts with a much higher death toll and they haven't been considered to be genocide , 1 600 000 killed in the Iran/Iraq war = Not genocide

                         20 000 killed in the 2 nd Yom Kippur was = genocide 

Or more accurately, they are all genocides in the eyes of reasonable people. It's not a race to the bottom.

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11 minutes ago, ozimoron said:

When a country is inovolved in a an armed conflict and has it within its power to cease the armed conflict but fails to do so, foreign assistance in all forms should cease until it complies with orders of the ICJ. The UN only acts on the will of its member nations and is completely democratic. All conflicts should be resolved by the ICJ.

Yes, Hamas could stop it, but they prefer to carry on and abuse hostages.......🤔

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9 minutes ago, transam said:

Yes, Hamas could stop it, but they prefer to carry on and abuse hostages.......🤔

 

You justify Israel continuing because Hamas won't stop. You missed my point - over the top like a 747 - Both sides could stop fighting. Both should be sanctioned.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, ozimoron said:

 

They have laid out a reasonable set of conditions sponsored by Egypt to end the war. Netanyahu demurred by making an impossible demand.

Hamas are a bunch of cut throats, rapists, and rapists of the dead, take them out, same way as the Nazi's had to be dealt with.

You now have the Yemen lot, same ilk, trying to take out innocent ships and crew.........You want to protect them, up to you.......😒

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Just now, rattlesnake said:

Finally the Zionist barbarians are being exposed for what they are. It only took 75 years but hey, better late than never.

You are confused, Hamas are the terrorists here, who could have stopped this months ago but prefer to sacrifice the civilian population of Gaza

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4 minutes ago, transam said:

Hamas are a bunch of cut throats, rapists, and rapists of the dead, take them out, same way as the Nazi's had to be dealt with.

You now have the Yemen lot, same ilk, trying to take out innocent ships and crew.........You want to protect them, up to you.......😒

Yes that old, "They have laid out a reasonable set of conditions sponsored by Egypt to end the war." bit really does it. Hamas lay out reasonable conditions! If not so sad it would be laughable

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15 minutes ago, ozimoron said:

 

You justify Israel continuing because Hamas won't stop. You missed my point - over the top like a 747 - Both sides could stop fighting. Both should be sanctioned.

 

 

Yes both sides will stop fighting when one returns the hostages to the other. It's only common sense if there's no prejudice involved. Oh and the Hamas terrorists need to disappear.

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4 minutes ago, rattlesnake said:

Finally the Zionist barbarians are being exposed for what they are. It only took 75 years but hey, better late than never.

Strange, you never mentioned the Hamas lot that started it, very strange.....:coffee1:

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Just now, Bkk Brian said:

You are confused, Hamas are the terrorists here, who could have stopped this months ago but prefer to sacrifice the civilian population of Gaza

 

Hamas in its current form is an Israeli creation. Here is some much-needed background information for you:

 

Most of the time, Israeli policy was to treat the Palestinian Authority as a burden and Hamas as an asset. Far-right MK Bezalel Smotrich, now the finance minister in the hardline government and leader of the Religious Zionism party, said so himself in 2015.

[...]

One thing is clear: The concept of indirectly strengthening Hamas — while tolerating sporadic attacks and minor military operations every few years — went up in smoke Saturday.

 

https://www.timesofisrael.com/for-years-netanyahu-propped-up-hamas-now-its-blown-up-in-our-faces/

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1 minute ago, 300sd said:

Yes both sides will stop fighting when one returns the hostages to the other. It's only common sense. Oh and the terrorists who control Gaza need to disappear.

Yes, a bit like getting rid of Hitler and giving Germany a new beginning, which it seems worked out well for them...🤗

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3 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

You are confused, Hamas are the terrorists here, who could have stopped this months ago but prefer to sacrifice the civilian population of Gaza

 

Who is in the wrong should be sorted out and punished by the ICJ, not by military action. Ever.

 

1 minute ago, 300sd said:

Yes both sides will stop fighting when one returns the hostages to the other. It's only common sense. Oh and the terrorists who control Gaza need to disappear.

 

Both sides could stop fighting unilaterally and ask the ICJ to for a determination. ICJ should be authorised to extract financial penalties against countries as well as the ICC jailing individuals.

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Just now, rattlesnake said:

 

Hamas in its current form is an Israeli creation. Here is some much-needed background information for you:

 

Most of the time, Israeli policy was to treat the Palestinian Authority as a burden and Hamas as an asset. Far-right MK Bezalel Smotrich, now the finance minister in the hardline government and leader of the Religious Zionism party, said so himself in 2015.

[...]

One thing is clear: The concept of indirectly strengthening Hamas — while tolerating sporadic attacks and minor military operations every few years — went up in smoke Saturday.

 

https://www.timesofisrael.com/for-years-netanyahu-propped-up-hamas-now-its-blown-up-in-our-faces/

Hamas started the war on 7th Oct and have promised to do the same again and again:

 

“We must teach Israel a lesson, and we will do it twice and three times. The Al-Aqsa Deluge [the name Hamas gave its October 7 onslaught] is just the first time, and there will be a second, a third, a fourth,” Hamad continued. “Will we have to pay a price? Yes, and we are ready to pay it. We are called a nation of martyrs, and we are proud to sacrifice martyrs.”

 

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-official-says-group-aims-to-repeat-oct-7-onslaught-many-times-to-destroy-israel

 

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https://twitter.com/MEMRIReports/status/1719662664090075199

 

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3 minutes ago, ozimoron said:

 

Who is in the wrong should be sorted out and punished by the ICJ, not by military action. Ever.

 

 

Both sides could stop fighting unilaterally and ask the ICJ to for a determination. ICJ should be authorised to extract financial penalties against countries as well as the ICC jailing individuals.

Blah blah blah the ICJ has already ordered Hamas to release the hostages immediately with no pre conditions, weeks ago. Ignored.

 

The UN Security Council has already ordered Hamas to release the hostages immediately with no preconditions, weeks ago. Ignored.

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