SA institutes application against Israel before International Court of Justice

Author Avatar

Staff Writer

Joined: Nov 2016

South Africa has filed an application instituting proceedings against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of the United Nations.

The application is concerning alleged violations by Israel of its obligations under the Genocide Convention in relation to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. 

In a statement, the ICJ said according to the application by  South Africa, “acts and omissions by Israel … are genocidal in character, as they are committed with the requisite specific intent … to destroy Palestinians in Gaza as a part of the broader Palestinian national, racial and ethnical group”. 

“Israel, since October 7 in particular, has failed to prevent genocide and has failed to prosecute the direct and public incitement to genocide,” said South Africa, adding that “Israel has engaged in, is engaging in and risks further engaging in genocidal acts against the Palestinian people in Gaza”.


0 %

User Score

0 ratings
Rate This