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All About the South African Case Against Israel at the UN Top Court

  • Publish date: Thursday، 11 January 2024
All About the South African Case Against Israel at the UN Top Court

In a significant case addressing Israel’s actions against Palestinians, South Africa accused Israel of genocide and urged the U.N.’s top court to immediately cease military operations in Gaza.

Israel, denied the allegations, actively engaging with the court. South Africa argued that the Gaza war is part of decades-long Israeli oppression. During the hearing at the International Court of Justice, South African lawyers presented evidence of a pattern of conduct amounting to a “plausible claim of genocidal acts.”

The case seeks provisional measures to prevent further harm. This hearing marks a major moment in one of the world’s enduring conflicts, with South Africa urging court orders to halt Israel’s military campaign in Gaza.

The court's findings are binding, but Israel's compliance remains uncertain. Non-compliance may lead to U.N. sanctions, potentially hindered by a U.S. veto.