INTERNATIONAL COURT TO MAKE DECISION ON GENOCIDE CASE INVOLVING ISRAEL

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is considering issuing emergency measures to instruct Israel to cease its military operations in Gaza. This session is part of a case initiated by South Africa, accusing Israel of committing genocide. Both countries presented their arguments two weeks ago, with Israel strongly rejecting the allegations.

It’s important to note that a ruling against Israel from the ICJ is not enforceable but carries political significance. The Health Ministry in Gaza reports that over 25,000 Palestinians, predominantly women and children, have been killed, and tens of thousands injured since Israel’s offensive began in response to a Hamas attack on October 7.

South Africa, a staunch supporter of the Palestinians, has requested nine provisional measures from the court, including a cessation of Israeli military activities, while the accusation of genocide is under consideration. A ruling on the genocide allegation is not expected for a considerable time, possibly years.

Israel has vehemently denied the genocide accusation, expressing outrage and accusing South Africa of distorting the truth. Israel asserts its right to self-defense, stating that it is targeting Hamas fighters and not Palestinian civilians.

Quest :Emmanuel kelvin

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