The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has declared that it will render its order on Friday regarding the ‘request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by South Africa’ in the genocide case against Israel.
The Court disclosed in a statement that a public session is scheduled to take place at the Peace Palace in The Hague, where the Court is situated. During this session, the President of the Court will formally announce the Court’s order.
On December 29, South Africa initiated legal proceedings with the ICJ, seeking an injunction against Israel, alleging that Israel’s actions in Gaza violated the Genocide Convention.
South Africa is urging the ICJ to grant nine provisional injunctions, including an immediate cessation of Israel’s military operations in Gaza, the implementation of reasonable measures to prevent the genocide of Palestinians, the facilitation of the return of displaced individuals to their homes with access to humanitarian aid (such as food, water, fuel, medical and hygiene supplies, shelter, and clothing), taking punitive actions against those involved in the alleged genocide, and the preservation of evidence related to the genocide.
In light of the urgency of the situation, South Africa has specifically requested that the ICJ issue an injunction. Following the conclusion of hearings on January 11–12, the Court commenced deliberations after a thorough examination of the parties’ submissions and evidence.