SA Reports Israel to International Court of Justice Over Gaza Attacks, Middle Eastern State Responds

SA Reports Israel to International Court of Justice Over Gaza Attacks, Middle Eastern State Responds

  • South Africa's government has taken action against Israel, which is in the middle of a war with Hamas based in Gaza
  • The Middle Eastern country is engaged in an armed war that targets parts of Palestine using the sick and children
  • The armed conflict in the Middle East escalated after Hamas attacked Israel in 2023, and they have retaliated

PRETORIA - South Africa approached the International Court of Justice regarding Israel and its war against Hamas. The government alleges that Israel is violating human rights.

South Africa's government, led by Cyril Ramaphosa, stands against Israel at International Court of Justice
South African government went to the International Court of Justice against Israel for the armed conflict in Gaza. Image: Maja Hitij / Jalaa Marey
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South Africans shared their thoughts on the state getting involved since Hamas' attack on 08 October 2023. Israel recently responded to the allegations by South Africa.

South African government take steps against Israel

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South Africa turned to the International Court of Justice to report what they considered ethnic cleansing. According to eNCA, 21,000 people died in Gaza, the South African government alleged that the Israeli government is guilty of crimes against Humanity and war crimes.

In pursuit of eliminating Hamas, Israel has targeted neonatal care units meaning newborns have been killed. They are also accused of targeting schools, and hospitals in mosques, alleging that they are the bases for the military group Hamas.

Israel responds to accusations

eNca reported that the Israeli state caught wind of South Africa's move. In a recent update, Israel denied all allegations made by South Africa at the International Court of Justice.

Lesley Pole commented:

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"What a joke."

Ighsaan Isaacs disagreed:

"Well done South Africa . It's the right thing to do. South Africa we ❤️ you. Thanks for being that necessary voice for the Palestinians. Humanity over politics."

Craig Benjamin wrote:

"Fix our country first. It's like a warzone with the number of deaths daily."

Bizaro Mogapi added:

"When are we gonna prosecute corrupt politicians who are implicated in state capture."

Marilyn Coombe-Heath complained:

"Sometimes I really think we being led by a lunatic asylum."

South Africans discuss government's motion

Some people wrote that they weren't convinced the local government should get involved. Neizen argued that the government in South Africa is corrupt too.

SA split after surprise attack by Hamas on Israel

Briefly News previously reported that South Africa has expressed its grave concern regarding the recent escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Pretoria echoed the voice of the international community in demanding a cease of violence and the initiation of a credible peace process.

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This comes after the Palestinian group Hamas initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood within Israel, resulting in the death of dozens and hostages taken in the surprise attack.

Source: Briefly News

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