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“Israel’s Genocide Has Reached New and Horrific Stage”: South Africa Requests Urgent ICJ Intervention

HeadlineMay 17, 2024

In The Hague, the International Court of Justice has ordered representatives for Israel to submit more information about humanitarian conditions in its so-called evacuation zones in Gaza by tomorrow. The request came as the ICJ closed its second day of hearings on South Africa’s request for emergency measures to halt Israel’s assault on Rafah. Israel denied it is carrying out a genocide in Gaza as it addressed the court today. Briefings were halted for a moment when a protester yelled “liars” as the Israeli delegation spoke. Yesterday, South Africa presented its case.

Vusimuzi Madonsela: “Israel’s genocide has continued apace and has just reached a new and horrific stage. Israel has sought to hide its crimes through the weaponization of international humanitarian law. It pretends that the civilians it ruthlessly kills, through its 2,000-pound bombs, through its targeted airstrikes, through its artificial intelligence systems, through its executions, are human shields.”

We’ll have more on the World Court hearings later in the broadcast.

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