lawsuit in opposition to Israel ‘preposterous’ – president

32 lawsuit in opposition to Israel ‘preposterous’ – president

Israeli President Isaac Herzog has dismissed the genocide lawsuit introduced in opposition to his nation over the staggering civilian deaths in Gaza. He made his remark when assembly US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday.

“There’s nothing extra atrocious and preposterous” than a case filed within the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ) by South Africa in opposition to the State of Israel, Herzog mentioned.

South Africa introduced the case earlier than the UN court docket on December 29, with the hearings set to start on Thursday. Israel has been accused of violating worldwide humanitarian regulation by “partaking in genocidal acts” in opposition to the Palestinians. Greater than 22,000 individuals had been killed in Gaza throughout Israel’s airstrikes and floor invasion, in accordance with native Hamas-run authorities.

The Israel Protection Forces (IDF) and the Israeli authorities says that Hamas ought to be in the end blamed for civilian deaths in Gaza, accusing the militants of utilizing native inhabitants as human shields. The IDF additionally mentioned that it was working to reduce civilian casualties.

“Truly our enemies, Hamas, of their constitution, name for the destruction of our nation, the State of Israel – the one nation-state of the Jewish individuals,” Herzog pressured. He added that Israel would current its “case of utilizing self-defense underneath [their] most inherent proper underneath worldwide humanitarian regulation.”

The newest spherical of violence between Israel and Hamas erupted on October 7, when the Palestinian militants carried out a shock assault on Israeli soil, killing round 1,200 individuals and taking greater than 200 hostages. Israel responded by declaring warfare on Hamas with the purpose of “eradicating” the group.

The UN has been warning that the continuing siege of the densely populated enclave has led to a humanitarian “disaster,” with locals missing meals and primary provides.

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