The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to take measures to prevent genocide in Gaza. The ICJ gave this order in The Hague, Netherlands today.
The ICZ order ordered Israel to take measures to prevent the massacre, but did not order an end to operations in Gaza.
Israel has been ordered to report to the ICJ within one month what measures have been taken following the court’s order.
The Palestinian independence organization Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. Then Israel started indiscriminate attacks on Gaza. In this attack, more than 26 thousand Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip. Most of them are women and children.
The ICZ mandate states that Israel must take all measures within its power to prevent genocide in Gaza. It must be ensured that the Israeli army does not commit anything like genocide in Gaza. At the same time, Israel must take all measures to improve the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.
The court, however, did not rule on whether Israel committed genocide in Gaza. However, he said, Palestinians living in Gaza have a right to protection from genocide under the Genocide Charter.
The ICZ order states that Israel must allow humanitarian aid to reach Gaza.
Last December, South Africa sued Israel in the ICJ for genocide in Gaza. A two-day hearing was held at the ICJ earlier this month. Then today the court gave this temporary order.
During the hearing at the ICJ, South Africa applied for an order to end Israeli operations in Gaza on an urgent basis. But the court did not grant that application.