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Danish Petition May Force Debate in the Parliament: Denmark has a Duty to Act against Genocide in Gaza

COPENHAGEN—A citizens petition with the title “Denmark has a duty to prevent genocide,” was posted on the homepage of the Danish parliament on Jan. 16, and currently has 25,000 electronic signatures. If 50,000 signatures are collected, the parliament is forced to debate the issues raised. The initiating group is comprised of Christians, Jews, Muslims and others. The main point is to get Denmark to acknowledge the risk of genocide in Gaza, and, therefore, as a signature to the Genocide Convention, is required to act to prevent and stop genocide.

The petition includes a list of experts warning of genocide, statements from Israeli government and military leaders calling for genocide, and demands for the Danish government to act to prevent and stop genocide. Importantly, the demands include supporting the South African case in Den Haag.

The Schiller Institute in Denmark is supporting and circulating the petition.