Turkey to join South Africa’s genocide case against “Israel”

MENA

Published: 2024-05-01 17:10

Last Updated: 2024-06-18 22:58


Flags of Turkey and Palestine side-by-side. (Illustrative photo: Ed Woodhouse/Al-Monitor)
Flags of Turkey and Palestine side-by-side. (Illustrative photo: Ed Woodhouse/Al-Monitor)

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said today that his country will join South Africa in the genocide case filed against the Israeli Occupation at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

"Upon completion of the legal text of our work, we will submit the declaration of official intervention before the ICJ with the objective of implementing this political decision," Fidan said in a joint press conference with Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in Ankara - cited by Reuters.

"Turkey will continue to support the Palestinian people in all circumstances," he added..

The ICJ, in its ruling in January, ordered the Israeli Occupation to refrain from any acts that could fall under the Genocide Convention and to ensure that its force commit no genocidal acts against Palestinians.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in January that Turkey was providing documents to support South Africa’s case against “Israel” at the ICJ.

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