TDN World Desk: An Israeli ambassador tweeted a message of “GOOD LUCK” to Myanmar ahead of an international tribunal at The Hague over accusations the state committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, reported Independent.
In the second week of November Gambia, a tiny African country filed case against accusing Myanmar commiting genocide against the minority Rohingya muslims.The Gambia filed the case on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Ronen Gilor, the Israeli ambassador to Myanmar, wished the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi good luck in several tweets before the proccedings of genocidal case filed by Gambia in the International court of justice in Hague.
On Thursday, Israel’s foreign ministry said the ambassador’s tweets ahead of the hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague next month were a mistake.
“The ambassador’s tweet was a mistake and was immediately amended,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Israeli news outlet Haaretz, however, reported, ” Israel officially denounced for the first time “atrocities” had been committed against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar, after its ambassador publicly showed support for the Burmese leadership currently facing international legal proceedings.”
More than 730,000 Rohingya have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh following a crackdown by Myanmar’s military in August,2017, which UN investigators have said was carried out with “genocidal intent”.
The Court hearings against Myanmar are due to start on December 10.