Israel responds to genocide allegations at ICJ

by ian

Israel is again defending itself against accusations of genocide in Gaza.

South Africa asked the International Court of Justice today to order a ceasefire before Israel invades Rafah. A South African prosecutor said Israel has no right to occupy another territory out of self-defense.

Israeli attorney Gilad Noam responded by saying that South Africa’s accusations of genocide are unfair and completely baseless.

Another Israeli attorney, Tamar Kaplan Tourgeman, said that if the court sides with South Africa, they will essentially side with Hamas.

South Africa started its case against Israel in December. Its governing body, the African National Congress, has been equating Israel’s policies in Gaza to the South African apartheid regime that ended in 1994.