The International Court of Justice in The Hague – in a historic ruling on South Africa’s appeal against Israel – today called on Israel to do everything possible to prevent any act of genocide in the Gaza Strip and to allow humanitarian aid to enter the civilian population.

The Court asked Israel to refrain from any possible act of genocide as it continues its military operation in the Gaza Strip, but made no mention of a ceasefire.

At the same time, the International Court of Justice ruled that the Palestinians meet the criteria to be a protected group under the Genocide Convention. The Court recognizes the right of the Palestinians of Gaza to be protected from acts of genocide.

“The Palestinians appear to constitute a distinct national, racial or religious group, and therefore a protected group, within the meaning of Article 2 of the Genocide Convention,” said Judge Joan Donoghue.

According to the ruling, Israel must report to the Court within one month on the steps it is taking to comply with the court order.

The Palestinians celebrated

The Palestinian Authority welcomed the interim measures ordered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

As the Court’s verdict was being read out, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said: “The judges of the International Court of Justice in The Hague assessed the facts and the law, ruled in favor of humanity and international law,” he told a television network. .

Anger at Israel – Genocide accusation ‘outrageous’

Shortly after the reading of the decisions, Mr Israeli Prime Ministers, stated that the category for genocide is “outrageous” and emphasized that his country will do whatever is necessary to defend itself, continuing the war against Hamas for as long as necessary.

“The accusation of genocide leveled against Israel is not only false, it is outrageous and decent people everywhere should reject it,” the Israeli prime minister said in an English-language video posted online.

“Israel’s commitment to international law is unwavering. Equally unwavering is our sacred commitment to continue to defend our country and our people,” Netanyahu continues.

In the video – response to the Hague decisions, the Israeli prime minister calls Hamas a “genocidal” organization that has vowed to repeat the “atrocities” of October 7 “again and again” and claims that Israel’s war is against “terrorists, not against Palestinian civilians”.

THE extreme right Minister of Israel’s National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir, the first Israeli official to react – called the decisions of the Court “antisemitic” and wrote in X “The Hague and Kurafexala”.

Erdogan welcomes the “precious” decisions: “Ta war crimes of Israel will not go unpunished”

After order of the International Court of Justice The Hague to Israel the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan characterized “precious her decision of the International Court of Justice to issue a temporary injunction regarding the inhumane attacks on Gaza” and stated that Turkey will continue to monitor the process “to ensure that the war crimes committed against innocent Palestinian citizens will not go unpunished”

“We hope that this decision, which is binding on the countries that are parties to the Convention (for the Prevention and Suppression of Crime) against Genocidewill put an end to Israel’s indiscriminate attacks on women, children and the elderly,” said the Turkish president.

Iran: Indict Israeli officials

Iran’s foreign minister today demanded that Israeli authorities face justice after the International Court of Justice in The Hague ordered Israel to take measures to prevent acts of genocide in the Gaza Strip.

“Today, the authorities of the Israeli pseudo-regime … must be immediately brought to justice for committing genocide and unprecedented war crimes against the Palestinians,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdolakhian said in a post on the X platform.

EE: The orders of the International Court of Justice in The Hague are binding

The European Union said today that it expects Israel and Hamas to fully comply with the rulings of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

The top UN court ordered Israel today to prevent genocidal acts against Palestinians and do more to help civilians — though it did not order a ceasefire.

He called on Hamas and other armed organizations to immediately release all hostages they are holding.

“The orders of the International Court of Justice in The Hague are binding on the parties and must be complied with. The European Union expects their full, immediate and effective implementation,” the European Commission said in a statement.