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ICJ to Issue Interim Ruling on Genocide Case against Israel on Friday


GOOBJOOG NEWS | HAGUE: The United Nations court at the Hague, Netherlands will issue its ruling Friday over Africa’s request for interim orders in a genocide case against Israel, including that Israel halt its offensive in Gaza.

The decision is a preliminary stage of the case filed by South Africa at the International Court of Justice arguing that Israel’s military action in its war with Hamas in Gaza amounts to genocide.

Israel has however strongly rejects the accusation and has asked the court to throw out the case.

The court announced the timing of the interim ruling on Wednesday.

South Africa’s Foreign Ministry said Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor would travel to The Hague to represent the country at Friday’s ruling.

Israel launched its massive air and ground assault on Gaza soon after Hamas militants stormed through Israeli communities on Oct. 7 and killed some 1,200 people, mainly civilians.

Additional reporting by Agencies