ICJ ruling: Israel must take measures to ‘prevent’ a ‘genocide’

This Friday, the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) demanded that Israel “take all measures at its disposal to prevent the commission of genocide” and “take immediate and effective measures” to enable access to humanitarian aid but he avoided calling for a “ceasefire” as a precautionary measure.

In a case brought by South Africa accusing the Israeli state of “genocidal intent” in Gaza, the International Court of Justice demanded that Israel “immediately” ensure that its military does not violate the Genocide Convention by actions such as ” killing members of the group” Palestinian civilians in Gaza or “intentionally” subjecting them to “living conditions designed to bring about their total or partial physical destruction.”

Furthermore, the United Nations Supreme Court opined that Israel “must take all measures at its disposal to prevent and punish direct and public incitement to genocide against Palestinian civilians in Gaza.

The Israeli state must also “take immediate and effective measures to enable the delivery of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to address the adverse living conditions faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.”

The judges also indicated, as part of the precautionary measures, that Israel must prevent the destruction and ensure the preservation of evidence related to the case, and issue a report on “all measures taken” within a month.

Outside the court, where the hearing could be watched on large screens, groups of Palestinians and Israelis gathered with their respective flags.

Source: El heraldo