UN security council to convene Wednesday after ICJ’s ruling on Gaza

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Published: 2024-01-27 10:44

Last Updated: 2024-02-25 17:02


UN security council to convene Wednesday after ICJ’s ruling on Gaza
UN security council to convene Wednesday after ICJ’s ruling on Gaza

The United Nations Security Council has decided to convene on Wednesday after the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) ruling, which called on the Israeli Occupation to take all necessary measures to prevent genocide in the Gaza Strip - a statement by the council’s presidency said.

The meeting on Wednesday comes at the request of Algeria in order to give “a binding effect to the ICJ’s ruling regarding the interim measures imposed on the occupation,” as announced by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In its session Friday, the ICJ stated that the Palestinian people are protected under the Genocide Convention, and that the Israeli Occupation is obligated to take measures to prevent direct incitement to genocide, noting that the ruling imposes international legal obligations on "Israel."

The ICJ added that "Israel" must submit a report to the court on all interim measures imposed within a month, in addition to its commitment to avoiding anything related to killing, assault, and destruction against the residents of Gaza.

It stated that the request by the Israeli occupation to dismiss the lawsuit in the case brought by South Africa cannot be accepted, confirming that it will not reject the "genocide case brought up against Israel."

The court noted that it took into consideration the concerns of independent human rights officials regarding "Israeli" hate speech.