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ICJ to holds first hearing in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel tomorrow

In a historic move, Israel, the occupying power, will appear tomorrow, for the first time, before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Dutch city of The Hague, in the lawsuit filed against it by the state of South Africa, which accuses it of committing the crime of collective genocide against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

According to the lawsuit filed by South Africa on December 29th against the backdrop of Israel’s involvement in “acts of genocide” against our people in the Gaza Strip, the court set January 11 and 12 to hold the hearings.

South Africa submits an 84-page plea in English, in which it presents evidence that Israel, the occupying power, has violated its obligations under the United Nations Charter, and its involvement in committing acts of genocide against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

In the case, South Africa asked the International Court of Justice to “indicate interim measures in order to protect against further serious and irreparable harm to the rights of the Palestinian people under the Genocide Convention and to ensure Israel’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention not to engage in, prevent and punish genocide.”

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