Rights groups file new case against German arms export to Israeli entity

Berlin, SANA- Human rights lawyers filed a lawsuit against a German government decision to approve the export of 3,000 anti-tank weapons to the Israeli entity.

This is the second case of its kind this month filed over Berlin’s support of “Israel” in its war in Gaza.

Last week, Berlin lawyers said they had filed an urgent appeal to halt exports of war weapons to Israeli occupation, citing reasons to believe they were being used in ways that could violate international humanitarian law in the Gaza Strip.

The latest case, brought by five Palestinians from Gaza, was supported by lawyers from the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin and Palestinian human rights organizations, ECCHR said in a statement.

ECCHR said the government granted export clearance for 3,000 anti-tank weapons to Israel after Oct 7th, but an export permit application for 10,000 rounds of ammunition to Israel had yet to be approved.

“Germany cannot remain true to its values if it exports weapons to a war in which serious violations of international humanitarian law are obvious,” ECCHR Secretary-General, Wolfgang Kaleck, said in a statement.
The lawyers called on the Berlin administrative court to suspend the export licenses as a provisional legal protection measure.

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