Libya's ambassador to the Netherlands, Ziyad Daghim, said that Libya and a group of countries led by Palestine had filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice against Israel.

Daghim added in a statement to Al-Wasat TV that Libya and other countries requested that a hearing of the lawsuit be scheduled in next February.

The lawsuit aims to prosecute the Israeli occupation for the mass murders it commits in the Gaza Strip, where the death toll in 75 days has reached about 20,000 Palestinians, half of whom are children and women, in addition to starving the residents of the Gaza Strip and depriving them of water, medicine, and electricity.

On November 17, the International Criminal Court, based in The Hague; Netherlands, announced that it had received requests from five countries to investigate war crimes committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, said that he had received a request from South Africa, Bangladesh, Bolivia, the Comoros and Djibouti, to investigate the situation in the Palestinian territories.

The South African President said that his country believed that Israel was committing war crimes and genocide in Gaza, where thousands of Palestinians were killed and hospitals and public infrastructure facilities were destroyed.