Two Lebanese lawyers have joined forces with 14 Arab lawyers to launch a committee for defending Palestine before international courts.
As members of the committee, lawyers Sawsan Kashah and Qamar Najib will help gather evidence of violations that Israeli authorities commit against Jerusalem and its sacred sites, as well as in other Palestinian areas, according to the National News Agency.
The committee is based in Jordan, and it includes lawyers from Qatar, Oman, Algeria, Kuwait, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia, in addition to Jordan and Lebanon.
Gathered evidence will be submitted to Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to urge action against Israeli war crimes and human rights violations.
The committee will also lodge complaints and file lawsuits against the administrations of social media platforms that “fight any mention of the right to defend holy sites and the rights of Palestinians.”
The launch of this committee comes nearly a week after a ceasefire between Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters came into effect, ending 11 days of heavy fighting.
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