More than 600 British jurists, including three retired judges from the UK Supreme Court, are calling on the government to suspend arms sales to Israel.

Iran PressEurope: The move piles more pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after three UK aid workers were killed in an Israeli strike.

In an open letter to Sunak published late Wednesday, the lawyers and judges said the UK could be complicit in "grave breaches of international law" if it continues to ship weapons.

The signatories, among them former Supreme Court President Brenda Hale, said the UK is legally obliged to heed the International Court of Justice's conclusion that there is a "plausible risk of genocide" in Gaza.

More than 33,037 Palestinians have been killed and 75,668 have been injured in the Israeli military offensive on Gaza since October 7, the Gaza health ministry said in a statement on Thursday.


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