Israel’s actions in Gaza are not ‘proportionate’, Ireland tells UN court

Attorney general Rossa Fanning said international law limits the use of force in self defence to ‘no more than what is necessary and proportionate’

Attorney general Rossa Fanning was speaking at the International Court of Justice. Picture: Collins Courts

Israel’s response to the Hamas attack is beyond what is “necessary and proportionate”, Ireland has told the UN’s top court.

Ireland also told the International Court of Justice that Israel is annexing Palestinian territory and has prevented Palestinian people from exercising their rights to self-determination.

It further said that states are obliged not to assist in maintaining “Israel’s serious breach” of the rights of Palestinian people.

Ireland was contributing to a hearing at the ICJ ...