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Algerian President Tebboune, Turkish President Erdoğan discuss need for accountability over Gaza 'genocide'

Anadolu Agency MIDDLE EAST
Published November 21,2023
(IHA Photo)

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune said Tuesday that he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emphasized the importance of prosecuting those responsible for "genocide" in the Gaza Strip before the International Criminal Court.

"We reiterated our condemnation of the systematic policy of repression and genocide and forced displacement carried out by the Zionist entity (Israel)," Tebboune said during a joint news conference with Erdoğan at the Presidential Palace in Algiers.

"We emphasized the necessity for condemnation and denunciation to be accompanied by urgent action, to stop the settlement expansion and deter the terrorism practiced by settlers against Palestinians in the (occupied) West Bank," Tebboune added. "This should result in holding those responsible for the genocide in the Gaza Strip accountable before the International Criminal Court."

Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks in the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Oct. 7.

Authorities in Gaza said Monday that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the enclave since Oct. 7 has jumped to over 13,300 including 5,600 children, 3,550 women, and 201 medical staff.

The Israeli death toll, meanwhile, is around 1,200, according to official figures.