China's representative at the Hague Court today, while declaring that resistance to the occupation is not terrorism, declared that the Palestinians have the right to armed struggle against the Israeli regime's aggression.

Iran PressEurope: Addressing the International Court of Justice, China expressed support for the right of Palestinians to engage in "armed struggle" against Israel, stressing this is not "terrorism" during the fourth day of hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in a case against Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian territories.

"In pursuit of the right to self-determination [the Palestinian people have the right to the] use of force to resist foreign oppression and to complete the establishment of the Palestinian state," Ma Xinmin, a Chinese Foreign Ministry legal adviser, told the World Court on 22 February.

Citing resolutions by the UN General Assembly, Beijing’s envoy to the World Court said people struggling for self-determination could use “all available means, including armed struggle.”

"The struggle waged by peoples for their liberation, right to self-determination, including armed struggle against colonialism, occupation, aggression, domination against foreign forces should not be considered terror acts," he added, citing international conventions.

However, he stressed that genuine acts of terrorism are another matter.

Israel's practices and policies of "oppression have severely undermined and impeded the exercise and full realization of the Palestinian people's right to self-determination," said the envoy.

The Israeli regime's forces continue brutal aggression against the Gaza Strip, committing more crimes against defenseless Palestinians, leaving more than 29.000 dead and over 69,000 injured, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Health in Gaza. 219

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