Dutch attorneys search a civil court docket order to halt the export of F-35 fighter jet elements to Israel

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Human rights attorneys went to court docket within the Netherlands on Monday to name for a halt to the export of fighter jet elements to Israel that could possibly be utilized in assaults on Gaza.

The organizations allege that supply of elements for F-35 jets makes the Netherlands complicit in attainable struggle crimes being dedicated by Israel in its struggle with Hamas.

The civil case in The Hague opened because the Israeli army renewed requires mass evacuations from the southern city of Khan Younis, the place tens of hundreds of displaced Palestinians have sought refuge in current weeks, because it widened its floor offensive and bombarded targets throughout the Gaza Strip.

The rights attorneys need The Hague District Court to subject an injunction banning the exports of F-35 elements which can be saved in a warehouse within the city of Woensdrecht.

“The state must immediately stop the delivery of F-35 parts to Israel,” lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld instructed the court docket.

Citing authorities paperwork, Zegveld mentioned that Dutch customs requested the federal government if it needed to proceed exports after the Oct. 7 assaults by Hamas that triggered the Israel-Hamas struggle.

“The warning that the fighter jets can contribute to serious breaches of the laws of war does not, for the (Dutch) state, outweigh its economic interests and diplomatic reputation.”

Government lawyer Reimer Veldhuis urged the court docket’s single decide to reject the injunction, saying that even when it have been to uphold the rights attorneys’ authorized arguments and ban exports, “the United States would deliver these parts to Israel from another place.”

He added that Israel has the appropriate to self-defense.

Israel must be able to respond to threats from the region. That must, of course, happen within the framework of international law,” Veldhuis mentioned.

He added that the federal government “believes that a clear risk of serious breaches (of international law) through the use of F-35s cannot at the moment be established.”

A ruling is anticipated inside two weeks and will be appealed.

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