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China’s Defense of Palestinians’ Right to Armed Resistance Gets Muted Response in Israel, Welcomed by Both Hamas and Iran

Ma Xinmin, China's top diplomat for international law and treaties, provided a statement to the International Court of Justice on February 23, 2024 about China's stance on the war in Gaza. Image via the United Nations.

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and its Iranian backers both welcomed a strongly-worded statement delivered late last week at the International Court of Justice that said Palestinians’ use of force to “resist foreign oppression” is an “inalienable right.”

Beijing’s top diplomat for international law, Ma Xinmin, made the remarks during a 30-minute address to the court in The Hague. Ma made a direct link between the current war between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza and colonial conflicts in the past.

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