International Court of Justice (ICJ) orders Israel to maintain the prevention of genocide in Gaza




The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to take all measures within its power to prevent genocide.

The judgment as read by the ICJ president, Joan Donoghue, ordering Israel to ensure that its forces do not commit genocide.

It also ordered Israel to ensure the preservation of evidence of alleged genocide.

She read as part of the judgment, “By 15 votes to 2, the state of Israel shall in accordance with its obligations on its convention on the prevention of the crime of genocide, in relations to the Palestinians in Gaza, take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts within its scope of Article 2 of the convention in particular, killing members of the group, causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about physical destruction …, imposing measures intending to prevent births within the group.”

In the case filed against Israel by South Africa , alleging genocide in Gaza. The ICJ ruled that it has Jurisdiction rule in the case.

Donoghue said on Friday that South Africa has the right to submit a genocide case against Israel.

She said “the court concludes that it has jurisdiction to entertain the case,” adding that it “cannot accede to Israel’s request that the case be removed.”

She maintained that both Israel and South Africa are parties to the UN Convention, among other positions.