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‘State of Palestine’ applies to affix South Africa’s case at high UN court docket accusing Israel of genocide

'State of Palestine' applies to join South Africa's case at top UN court accusing Israel of genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Palestinian officers have utilized on behalf of the “State of Palestine” on the high U.N. court docket for permission to affix South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza.

The request revealed Monday says that Israel’s ongoing navy operation is “a part of a scientific effort to wipe Palestinian society and its tradition and social establishments from the map.” The request to the Worldwide Court docket of Justice was signed by Palestinian Authority international ministry official Ammar Hijazi.

South Africa filed its case with the world court docket late final 12 months accusing Israel of breaching the genocide conference in its navy assault that has laid waste to giant swaths of Gaza. Israel denies it’s committing genocide in its navy operation to crush Hamas triggered by the lethal Oct. 7 assaults in southern Israel.

The court docket has issued three preliminary orders within the case calling on Israel to do all it will probably to forestall deaths within the enclave, ramp up humanitarian assist and, most just lately, halt its offensive in Rafah.

It’s unclear how lengthy the court docket’s judges will take to rule on the request. If granted, Palestinian officers will have the ability to tackle the court docket in writing and through public hearings.

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