The Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a harsh reaction to the three-hour deliberation at the International Court of Justice in the Hague on Thursday morning on the petition by South Africa against Israel on charges of "genocide" during the war in Gaza.

"Today we were witness to one of the greatest shows of hypocrisy in history, compounded by a series of false and baseless claims," the Foreign Ministry wrote in a statement.

"South Africa, which is functioning as the legal arm of the Hamas terrorist organization, utterly distorted the reality in Gaza following the October 7 massacre and completely ignored the fact that Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israel, murdered, executed, massacred, raped and abducted Israeli citizens, simply because they were Israelis, in an attempt to carry out genocide.

South Africa seeks to allow Hamas to return to commit the war crimes, crimes against humanity, and sexual crimes they committed repeatedly on October 7, as its leaders have stated," it added.... Read More: Arutz-7