The Libyan embassy in the Netherlands reported that Libya has joined the legal proceedings that will take place before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) next February, under the supervision of Palestine,  adding that the sessions will be held at the request of the United Nations General Assembly, which asked to be provided with the legal opinion of the ICJ regarding the practices of the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

"According to the progress of the lawsuit and to prevent disruption, it was agreed to intensify statements of political support from countries to ensure that a ruling is issued in the urgent aspect to stop the genocide and the dangers of mass displacement as well as settlement to which the Palestinian people are exposed." The embassy said. 

The embassy confirmed that countries wishing to join the lawsuit can join at a later stage, and indicated the continuation of consultations with South Africa to support it regarding the case it had filed against the Israeli occupation as it will be heard this week at the ICJ.

A statement by 75 members of the High Council of State (HCS) called Monday on the presidency of their council to address the Presidential Council and the Government of National Unity, for the need to provide the necessary legal support for the lawsuit filed by South Africa against the “occupying entity” (Israel) at the International Court of Justice for the crimes it has been committing against Palestinians.

In their letter, the members called on the HCS presidency to extend an invitation to the Arab countries that signed the agreement to support this lawsuit, which South Africa had filed against  Israel for committing genocide against the Palestinian people, including horrific crimes and the use of all internationally prohibited weapons such as phosphorus bombs. Libya has previously signed and ratified the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide in December 1948.