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South Africa Accuses Israel of Undermining Top UN Court

Wed 20 Mar 2024 | 09:15 AM
Israa Farhan

Yesterday, South Africa's Foreign Minister accused Israel of setting a precedent by defying decisions of the highest court in the United Nations, reiterating that Gaza is experiencing a campaign of starvation.

South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor stated that Israel challenged a decision issued by the International Court of Justice in January, ordering it to do everything in its power to prevent genocide during its conflict with Palestinian factions in Gaza.

In early March, Pretoria requested the International Court of Justice to impose interim measures" to halt a widespread famine resulting from Israel's military assault on Gaza.

Pandor, speaking at a Carnegie International Peace Foundation seminar during a visit to Washington yesterday, said, Israel completely ignored the interim measures.

"We're seeing mass starvation now and famine before our very eyes," she added, warning of the repercussions of a precedent-setting move

She clarified that Israel's behavior could be interpreted by nations as being able to do as they please without any accountability.

South Africa urged the court, based in The Hague, to issue orders to Israel to halt the widespread starvation in the wake of its attack on Gaza.