© Reuters. Judges on the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ) rule on emergency measures in opposition to Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli army operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide, in The Hague, Netherlands, January 26, 2024. REUTERS/Pi
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa hailed what it known as a “decisive victory” for worldwide rule of regulation on Friday, after the Worldwide Court docket of Justice dominated in favour of its request to impose emergency measures in opposition to Israel over its army operations in Gaza.
The courtroom ordered Israel to forestall acts of genocide in opposition to the Palestinians and do extra to assist civilians, because it wages warfare in opposition to Hamas militants within the Gaza Strip.
It has not but dominated on the core of the case introduced by South Africa – whether or not genocide has occurred in Gaza.
Israel has known as South Africa’s allegations false and “grossly distorted”, and stated it makes the utmost efforts to keep away from civilian casualties.
“At present marks a decisive victory for the worldwide rule of regulation and a big milestone within the seek for justice for the Palestinian folks,” South Africa’s division of worldwide relations and cooperation stated in an announcement.
“South Africa sincerely hopes that Israel won’t act to frustrate the appliance of this Order, because it has publicly threatened to do, however that it’s going to as a substitute act to adjust to it totally, as it’s sure to do.”
It stated South Africa would proceed to behave throughout the establishments of worldwide governance to guard the rights of Palestinians in Gaza.