Ireland to Intervene in South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel at the World Court – The New York Times

Posted By on March 30, 2024

Ireland plans to file an argument in South Africas genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice, according to the Irish government, making the move as the country has strongly condemned Israels actions against civilians in Gaza.

South Africa has brought a case against Israel in the I.C.J., the United Nations highest court, arguing that Israel is committing genocide, a claim Israel has denied. Ireland did not outline the argument it planned to advance, but the countrys lawmakers have made repeated calls to prioritize the protection of civilians in Gaza.

The United Nations allows countries to intervene in proceedings if they are parties to the United Nations 1948 Genocide Convention. Michel Martin, the Republic of Irelands foreign minister and deputy leader, said that officials were working on a declaration of intervention in the case that, if approved by the Irish government, would be filed with the court, in The Hague.

It is for the court to determine whether genocide is being committed, Mr. Martin said on Wednesday. But I want to be clear in reiterating what I have said many times in the last few months: What we saw on 7 October in Israel, and what we are seeing in Gaza now, represents the blatant violation of international humanitarian law on a mass scale.

He urged Israel to call a cease-fire, and then listed a number of pressing issues, including the purposeful withholding of humanitarian assistance to civilians, the targeting of civilians and of civilian infrastructure and the collective punishment of an entire population.

The list goes on, he said. It has to stop. The view of the international community is clear. Enough is enough.

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