Mauritania asks ICC to probe Israel for ‘genocide’ over Gaza fighting

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — The Mauritanian parliament is urging the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israeli officials for “genocide” after an 11-day conflict with Palestinian terrorists in Gaza that claimed over 260 lives.

Mohamed Ould Rzeizime, a lawmaker from the ruling Union for the Republic party, tells AFP that the 157-seat national assembly unanimously adopted the non-binding resolution.

“The national assembly considers the ongoing Zionist aggression against the Palestinian people as one of the worst crimes of genocide,” reads the resolution, which was seen by AFP.

It adds that the International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague, must “prosecute those involved in this aggression.”

Mauritania, a conservative Muslim nation of 4.5 million people, broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009.

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