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Sun 25 Feb 2024 11:34 am - Jerusalem Time

“An official document to ICJ ”... Israel announces the implementation of the court’s orders regarding Gaza

Israel will send an official document to the International Court of Justice announcing the implementation of the orders issued by the court following a lawsuit filed by South Africa accusing Tel Aviv of committing genocide in Gaza.


The court issued 6 orders, including a request to submit a detailed report on February 26 explaining how the orders were implemented.


Hebrew media reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed the drafting of a “very high-level document” outlining the steps to implement the orders, including transferring humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza and preserving evidence relevant to the case.


It reported that the Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs have drafted the Israeli response document, and the document will be sent to the court after Netanyahu approves it.


The Israeli response includes an affirmation that the cases for which the orders were issued will be implemented in any case, even without the court issuing them.


The media indicated that the Israelis were encouraged that the court actually rejected South Africa's demands to issue nine arrest warrants against Israel.


Israel was also asked, by a vote of 15 to two, to “effectively and immediately ensure” that the Israeli army does not commit genocide, while it was asked, by a vote of 16 to one, to “take all measures in its power to prevent and punish incitement to genocide.”


In addition, Israel must, by a vote of 16 to one, take “immediate and effective measures” to enable the provision of basic services and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian population in Gaza.


Tel Aviv was also asked, by a vote of 15 to two, to take “effective measures” to prevent destruction and preserve evidence related to the accusations against it.


On January 26, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to take measures to prevent genocide against Palestinians and improve the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, but the decision did not include a “ceasefire.”


The decision was issued during a session held by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, to decide on South Africa’s request calling on Tel Aviv to take precautionary measures in the “genocide” lawsuit filed against Israel.

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“An official document to ICJ ”... Israel announces the implementation of the court’s orders regarding Gaza