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South Africa Asks ICJ to Help Stop “Imminent Tragedy” in Gaza; Canada to Resume UNRWA Funding

HeadlineMar 07, 2024

South Africa has requested the International Court of Justice take additional emergency measures in Gaza, including ordering a ceasefire. South Africa, which brought the genocide case against Israel at the ICJ, said, “The threat of all-out famine has now materialized. The court needs to act now to stop the imminent tragedy.”

Canada says it will resume funding to UNRWA, after it halted support for the U.N. agency in January following Israeli claims 12 UNRWA staff were involved in the October 7 attacks. Sixteen countries suspended their funding for UNRWA, bringing it close to collapse amid the spiraling humanitarian disaster in Gaza.

Meanwhile, a new investigation by The Washington Post reveals the Biden administration has quietly approved over 100 weapons sales to Israel while publicly calling for restraint and decrying the mounting civilian death toll.

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