The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will meet on Wednesday over the decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) calling for Israel to prevent genocidal acts in Gaza, according to the council's presidency.
The UNSC's meeting was called for by Algeria, whose ministry of foreign affairs said it would give "binding effect to the pronouncement of the International Court of Justice on the provisional measures imposed on the Israeli occupation."
On Friday, the court demanded Israel to ensure the immediate provision of urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza. "Israel, which controls all international aid crossings into Gaza under a complete blockade, must take “immediate steps” to enable the delivery of “urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians.”
In response, Egypt welcomed the ICJ’s decision to consider the preliminary jurisdiction of Israel to commit the crime of genocide in Gaza and to demand the implementation of several immediate interim measures to protect the Palestinians.
Egypt also expressed its hope that the ICJ would call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, as it has done in similar cases, as the main guarantee for the implementation of the necessary and urgent measures approved by it to protect Palestinian civilians in the strip.