Israel must prevent genocide in Gaza, says ICJ

Israel must prevent genocide in Gaza, says ICJ

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 27/01/2024
Source: Aljazeera

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has delivered its ruling on the emergency measures requested by South Africa in its genocide case against Israel over its war on the Gaza Strip.

The ICJ has ordered Israel to take steps to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza but stopped short of ordering a ceasefire.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the decision outrageous.

The UN Human Rights chief Volker Turk has urged Israel to abide by the interim decision taken by the ICJ and fully implement ICJ orders in relation to the Genocide Convention.

More than 26,000 Palestinians - mostly women and children - have been killed in Gaza by Israel's bombardment since 7 October, Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry says.

Israel launched its offensive after waves of Hamas gunmen burst through the border early that day, killing about 1,300 people - mainly civilians - and taking about 250 others back to Gaza as hostages.

 Aljazeera

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