Netherlands Court Halts Export of F-35 Aircraft Parts to Israel

Hague Court Orders Cessation of F-35 Parts Transfer to Israel over Human Rights Concerns

A court in The Hague has ordered the cessation of all transfers of F-35 aircraft parts in use by Israel from American army warehouses in the country. The court ruled in favor of an appeal filed by human rights organizations in the Netherlands, which claimed that such transfers could implicate the Netherlands in human rights violations and war crimes.

In its ruling, the court stated that there is a clear and immediate risk of significant violations of human rights being committed in the Gaza Strip by the F-35 aircraft used by the Israeli Air Force. The court ruled that Israel does not take into account the consequences of its bombings on the civilian population, leading to a disproportionate number of deaths on the Palestinian side, including thousands of children.

According to international treaties to which the Netherlands is a signatory, the export of weapons must be prohibited if there is a significant fear of violations of international law. Therefore, the court ruled that the export of F-35 parts to Israel must not take place. The court also ruled that the government’s decision not to intervene in

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