Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki, Wednesday, called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold Israel accountable for its latest attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported.

Speaking at the 12th annual International Forum MEDays, running in the Moroccan town of Tangier, Malki emphasized the need for the international community to hold the Israeli forces accountable for the repercussions of the latest escalation against the Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, and to bring it to justice at the ICC.

The Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the Israeli army killing of eight members of the Abu Malhous family, including women and children, in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip Thursday morning. An airstrike at the Abu Malhous house destroyed the house, and killed the entire family.

Malki said the conference coincides with the latest Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip, which resulted so far in three days of aggression in the death of 34 people and more than 113 wounded, mostly women and children.

The Foreign Minister pointed out that the silence and inaction of the international community against the Israeli escalation in Gaza, makes it indirectly responsible for its repercussions.

He called on the international community to provide protection for the Palestinian people and to ensure their right in establishing their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam