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Hungary representative warns UN court against issuing position on Israel

Issuing a court position would not contribute to settlement and could even fuel tension in the Middle East, Attila Hidegh, deputy state secretary at the Hungarian foreign ministry, said on behalf of Hungary at the United Nations International Court of Justice on Wednesday.
22. February 2024 6:57

At the hearing, concerning the legitimacy of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories since 1967, the Hungarian official said the procedure itself “may be considered as provocations in the ongoing conflict”. Issuing a relevant position he said would not contribute to avoiding an escalation of the conflict or to an immediate settlement.

“A potential utilisation of the court for political purposes could continue to fuel tension in one of the most severe conflicts in recent history,” he warned.

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