The Libyan ambassador to the Netherlands, Ziyad Daghim, has said a Libyan team will present a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on February 22 in the case filed against the Israeli occupation for its crimes in the Gaza Strip.

Daghim added in a press statement that the February 22 plea will be held at 16:00 Western European time.” He added that the case, which was filed by Palestine and Libya, would be the second after a case filed by South Africa in which Israel was accused of committing genocide crimes in the war on Gaza.

The ambassador reaffirmed support for the historic humanitarian position of South Africa that pioneered coexistence, peace, and rejection of racism, pointing out that Libya attended the session held in The Hague alongside Palestine, to support the South African legal team.

Daghim previously confirmed that Libya had already joined the legal proceedings that would take place at the International Court of Justice next February to consider the lawsuit filed by the State of South Africa against Israel on charges of violating the Genocide Convention in its war on Gaza.

Last Thursday, in an 84-page complaint submitted to the International Court of Justice, South Africa accused Israel of violating the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, considering that the attack launched by Hamas on October 7 cannot justify the atrocities committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip.