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Spain to affix South Africa’s genocide ICJ case over Israel’s actions in Gaza

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Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares Bueno. File
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Spain will ask a United Nations courtroom for permission to affix South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza, its international minister introduced on June 6.

Spain is the primary European nation to take the step after South Africa filed its case with the International Court of Justice late final yr. It alleged that Israel was breaching the genocide conference in its army assault that has laid waste to giant swaths of Gaza.

Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, Libya and the Palestinians have already requested to affix the case.

The courtroom has ordered Israel to instantly halt its army offensive within the southern Gaza metropolis of Rafah however stopped wanting ordering a cease-fire for the enclave. Israel has not complied.

“We take the decision because of the ongoing military operation in Gaza,” Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares mentioned. “We want peace to return to Gaza and the Middle East, and for that to happen we must all support the court.”

Israel denies it’s committing genocide in its army operation to crush Hamas triggered by its lethal October 7 assaults in southern Israel.

Hamas killed 1,200 folks and took 250 extra hostage within the shock assaults. Israel’s air and land assaults have killed 36,000 Palestinians, in keeping with Gaza’s Health Ministry, which doesn’t distinguish between combatants and civilians.

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally acknowledged a Palestinian state on May 28 in a coordinated effort by the three Western European nations so as to add worldwide stress on Israel.

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