ICJ To Rule On South Africa's 'Geonicide' Case Against Israel On Friday

By i24
Posted on 01/24/24 | News Source: i24

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has confirmed that it will rule regarding provisional measures requested in by South Africa in the case against Israel on Friday afternoon.

South Africa took Israel to the ICJ on claims of a genocide against the Palestinian people, particularly during the latest war in Gaza which erupted after the Hamas-led October 7 attack and massacres.

The accusations have been vehemently denied by the Israeli government.

The South African delegation requested nine provisional measures from the court, which included ordering the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to stop military actions in Gaza while the case proceeds, aimed at forcing a ceasefire.

Officials in Israel told Ynet that they have not yet received an official notification from the court registry, which has yet to issue a formal communication on the matter. The decision was expected before February 6, when the judges at the international tribunal will change.

ICJ Judge President Joan Donoghue had said, after the opening oral submissions, a decision would be rendered “as soon as possible.”