UN top court to hear genocide case against Israel next week

The UN’s top court will hear submissions next week from South Africa and Israel after Pretoria opened a case for what it called Israel’s “genocidal” acts in Gaza. South Africa wants to International Court of Justice to urgently order Israel to suspend its military operations in Gaza, in a case which Israel rejected “with disgust.”The ICJ “will hold public hearings at the Peace Palace in The Hague… in proceedings instituted by South Africa against Israel,” on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January, the court said in a statement.
 The South African application, filed last Friday, related to alleged violations by Israel of its obligations under the Genocide Convention, saying that “Israel has engaged in, is engaging in and risks further engaging in genocidal acts against the Palestinian people in Gaza.”

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