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    Egypt to Support South Africa's Genocide Case Against Israel at ICJ

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    Egypt to Support South Africa's Genocide Case Against Israel at ICJ
    • May 12, 2024 • 11 days ago
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    Egypt has announced its intention to join South Africa's genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). This decision underscores Egypt's support for South Africa's legal efforts to address alleged genocide committed by Israel. The move signals a significant development in the ongoing international legal dispute surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, potentially amplifying pressure on Israel to address accusations of human rights violations.

    Egypt has declared its intention to formally join South Africa's case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing Israel of violating the Genocide Convention in its actions in the Gaza Strip.

    Egyptians walk under Palestinian flag
    Egyptians walk beneath decorations forming the Palestinian flag at Faysal street in Giza near the capital, ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations which conclude the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on April 8, 2024.

    The move by Egypt comes amidst escalating Israeli aggression against Palestinian civilians, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday. They cite worsening severity and scope of Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in Gaza, including direct targeting of civilians, destruction of infrastructure, and displacement of Palestinians.

    The submission … comes in light of the worsening severity and scope of Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, and the continued perpetration of systematic practices against the Palestinian people, including direct targeting of civilians and the destruction of infrastructure in the Strip, and pushing Palestinians to flee.

    Egyptian FM addressing press
    Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. A Foreign Ministry statement said Egypt's decision to 'officially intervene in support of South Africa's case' was motivated by the 'sharp escalation and the scope of Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip'. EPA

    South Africa initially brought the case against Israel in January, alleging genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. Palestinian authorities report a death toll exceeding 35,000 from Israel’s offensive, with a significant number being women and children. This figure includes casualties from an Israeli strike in October, triggered by a Hamas attack on southern Israel, which claimed at least 1,139 lives, mostly civilians.

    In January, the ICJ issued an interim ruling acknowledging a plausible risk of genocide in Gaza, ordering Israel to take provisional measures to prevent genocidal acts.

    Egypt's decision to join the case aligns with similar moves by Turkey and Colombia. They emphasize Israel's obligations as an occupying power and demand compliance with ICJ provisional measures ensuring humanitarian aid access and protection of Palestinian civilians.

    Legal proceedings are anticipated to be protracted. Despite the binding nature of ICJ rulings, enforcement mechanisms are limited.

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    President Donoghue and other judges during a ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, The Netherlands, on a request by South Africa for emergency measures for Gaza on January 26.

    Israel denies the allegations, asserting adherence to international law in Gaza. It dismisses South Africa's claim as baseless, accusing Pretoria of acting as "the legal arm of Hamas."

    The legal developments coincide with Israel's recent military engagements with Hamas in northern Gaza and evacuation orders issued for tens of thousands from Rafah. The seizure of the Rafah border crossing and subsequent military actions exacerbate the humanitarian crisis.

    In parallel with legal developments, recent events in Rafah underscore the escalating humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Tanks and planes reportedly targeted multiple areas and at least four houses overnight, resulting in the deaths of 20 Palestinians and injuries to several others, according to Palestinian health officials. The city, already crammed with over a million displaced Palestinians living in dire conditions, faces the looming threat of a full-scale Israeli ground assault. Despite international warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the offensive, citing the need to defeat Hamas. The situation has prompted a mass exodus, with approximately 110,000 Palestinians fleeing Rafah in recent days, as reported by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

    International warnings highlight the catastrophic consequences of a full-scale Israeli ground assault on Rafah, emphasizing the urgent need for diplomatic resolutions to alleviate civilian suffering amid escalating conflict.

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