South Africa pushes international court to stop Israel invasion of Rafah

South Africa pushes international court to stop Israel invasion of Rafah


South Africa is pushing the International Court of Justice to intervene before Israel can carry out a full-scale invasion of Rafah.

The International Court of Justice in The Hague held a hearing on Thursday after South Africa requested the court issue further constraints on Israel last week.

“Israel’s genocide has reached a new and horrific stage. … South Africa has traveled here today to do what it can to urgently stop this genocide. … Israel is escalating its attacks on Palestinians in Gaza, and in so doing, is willfully breaching the binding orders of this court,” Vusi Madonsela, South Africa’s ambassador to the Netherlands, said in South Africa’s opening statement.

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Israel will have a chance to address the court on Friday.

The hearings this week

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