After the international court of justice (ICJ) ruling had invoked international law to declare the separation wall and settlements illegal, Israeli citizens could face criminal and civil suits abroad, and Israel could be subjected to international sanctions; said an Israeli justice ministry report.
The report was prepared by Israeli Attorney General Menachem Mazuz and a team of Justice Ministry legal experts to asses the impact of the ICJ ruling against the separation wall.
The Israeli foreign ministry legal advisor Alan Baker criticized, on Sunday, the Justice Ministry report of spilling over into areas of foreign affairs and security.
The report recommended that Israel announce its respect for the ICJ ruling, even when Israel believes that it was made on the basis of partial and out-of-date information.
‘The High Court ruling on Thursday requiring the state to take the ICJ decision into account, and the decision of the Non-Aligned Movement to boycott the settlers show that the team’s conclusions were correct,’ the Justice Ministry said in response to Foreign Ministry criticisms.
The U.N. Non-Aligned Movement is urging all of its members to act ‘individually or collectively’ to impose sanctions against Israeli settlements and companies that participate in settlement activity, including those helping to construct of the West Bank separation wall.
The 115-member movement asked, in a document released last week, the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Israel and to take necessary measures to stop the construction of the separation wall, which was declared illegal by the International Court of Justice.
In addition, The Non-Aligned Movement, in its last week Durban meeting, urged the Security Council to establish a register of damage caused by the wall and require Israel to pay reparations.
‘With regard to member states, the Non-Aligned Movement foreign ministers called upon them to undertake measures … to prevent any products of illegal Israeli settlements from entering their markets,’
They also called member states ‘to decline entry to Israeli settlers and to impose sanctions against companies and entities involved in the construction of the wall and other illegal activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.’