Tue 19 Mar 2024 9:44 am - Jerusalem Time

Israel calls on the International Court of Justice not to issue new orders regarding Gaza

Israel on Monday asked the International Court of Justice not to take new emergency measures to increase the amount of humanitarian aid provided to Gaza.

In a filing submitted to the court, Israel also rejected South Africa's request to take new measures to bring aid into Gaza, describing the African request as "morally repugnant."

Israel claimed in its file that it "feels real concern about the humanitarian situation and the lives of innocent people, as evidenced by the measures it has taken and is taking" in Gaza during the war.

Israel's lawyers denied accusations of intentionally causing human suffering in the Strip, saying South Africa's repeated requests for additional measures represented an abuse of process.

The file stated that South Africa's accusations as part of its request for additional measures, which it submitted on March 6, "are baseless, legally baseless, and morally repugnant, and represent an abuse of the Convention on the Prevention of the Crime of Genocide and the Court itself."

The new controversy between the two parties comes within the framework of the case that South Africa filed before the court, accusing Israel of committing genocide in Gaza after the October 7 attack.

As a result of this call, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to refrain from any actions that could fall under the Genocide Convention, and to ensure that its forces do not commit acts of genocide against the Palestinians in Gaza.

Israel denies targeting Palestinian civilians and says its only goal is to eliminate Hamas, but relief agencies say sending humanitarian aid to Gaza's 2.3 million people faces several restrictions.

The war in the Gaza Strip entered its 164th day in light of the continuous Israeli bombing and the humanitarian catastrophe reached the point of famine, without the mediators being able to prevent the shooting, even for the month of Ramadan.

Source: Sama News


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Israel calls on the International Court of Justice not to issue new orders regarding Gaza