The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Friday, has delivered its ruling on the allegations of genocide on Gaza by Israel levelled by South Africa.
Following the attack on October 7, 2023, Israel launched a military campaign against Gaza, killing thousands of civilans
South Africa had dragged Israel before the court, alleging it has stood in violation of the United Nation’s Genocide Convention, signed in 1948 as the world’s response to the Holocaust.
However, the ICJ delivered its ruling on the emergency measures requested by South Africa, asking Israel to take steps to prevent acts of genocide in the Gaza Strip.
The court also asked Israel to allow humanitarian aid into the Strip.
The ruling specified that Israel needs to take every measure in its power to prevent things that could lead to genocide.
Before the ruling, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, had said he would not feel bound by ICJ order.
“No one will stop us — not The Hague, not the Axis of Evil and no one else,” he said on January 14, referring to the Iran-aligned “axis of resistance” groups in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
Reacting to Friday’s ruling, Israel’s far-right National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, wrote, “Hague shmague.”
The controversial post on X seem to be a mockery of ICJ ruling.
Israel’s pounding has caught the attention of the world powers, and caused division between the West and the Arabs.
While the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, have thrown their weight behind Israel, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey and other Arabs have shown moral support to the people of Palestine.