Egypt Joins South Africa at International Court of Justice in Case Against Israel

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Egypt has announced its decision to join South Africa in a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging that Israel has committed acts of genocide in the Gaza Strip. This move comes as tensions escalate and the international community’s scrutiny intensifies.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the decision was made “in light of the worsening severity and scope of Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.” The ministry emphasized the need for immediate action due to 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”.

South Africa initiated the case earlier this year, accusing Israel of violating its obligations under the Genocide Convention. The death toll from the ongoing conflict has risen sharply, with most casualties reported to be women and children. The ICJ had previously issued an interim ruling acknowledging a plausible risk of genocide and ordered provisional measures to prevent genocidal acts.

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