News24 | SA Jewish Board of Deputies condemns SA taking Israel to ICJ over genocide in Gaza

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The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has bemoaned South Africa approaching the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to have Israel’s actions in Gaza declared a genocide.

It took issue with the government, including its meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, in its application to the court.

On Friday, South Africa filed an urgent application at the ICJ in The Hague, the Netherlands, “in which the court is requested to declare on an urgent basis that Israel is in breach of its obligations in terms of the Genocide Convention, should immediately cease all acts and measures in breach of those obligations and take a number of related actions”, according to a statement from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

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