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Fri 24 May 2024 9:12 am - Jerusalem Time

Israel challenges the decisions of the International Court of Justice

At 4:00 p.m. today, the International Court of Justice will issue its ruling on South Africa’s request to issue an order to stop the Israeli attack on Rafah in the Gaza Strip.


In hearings held last week, South Africa asked the International Court of Justice to order a halt to the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, and on Rafah in particular, in order to ensure the survival of the Palestinian people.


This emergency measure is part of a larger lawsuit filed by South Africa before the court in The Hague, accusing Israel of committing genocide.


While the decisions regarding genocide take more than a year, the decision to stop the war on the Gaza Strip completely, or on Rafah in particular, is expected to be issued this afternoon by the highest judicial body in the world.


Despite court decisions obligating Israel at the beginning of the year to take measures related to aid and other things, Israel did not comply with the order, and the Israeli government spokesman in Jerusalem said before the decision was issued today: “There is no force on the ground that can prevent Israel from protecting its citizens and pursuing Hamas in Gaza.”


This statement explains the Israeli arrogance with which Israel deals with international laws and conventions, as it flouts them out of its feeling that it is an entity above the law.


Israel has met the decisions of the Court of Justice with political and military rejection, and even if the demands reach the Security Council, the American veto may thwart any decision, and thus it will remain without importance, except for its contribution to imposing isolation on Israel and besieging it, as is happening these days due to the recommendations of the Public Prosecutor of the Criminal Court for Decisions were taken to arrest Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, and Yoav Galant, the Minister of the Army, in addition to more countries recognizing Palestine, which constituted a great shock to Israel.


When it comes to implementing the mandatory basis of international custom, it is based on justice, equality, freedom and mutual respect between countries, but the power and interests arising from the occupation and usurpation of the land of others and the practice of wars of genocide and starvation are terms that are consistent with Israel’s policy, which does not recognize the principles of justice issued by the Court of Justice, which are Thus, it insists on continuing the aggression, which is the only language it uses to deal with the Palestinian people

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