Has Israel followed the ICJ’s order in the Gaza genocide case? | News on Israel’s War on Gaza

Israel is expected to submit a report to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday on the measures it has taken to prevent possible genocide in Gaza. This is to assess whether Israel complied with the provisional measures ordered by the ICJ on January 26.

South Africa, which brought the case, says Israel has failed to comply with the measures. “I believe the rulings of the court have been ignored,” said Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor.

Here are the measures the ICJ ordered, as we look at whether Israel followed through in the past month since the ruling.

What provisional measures did the ICJ rule?

The six provisional directions the ICJ gave on January 26 are:

  • Israel must take all possible measures to prevent genocidal acts as outlined in Article 2 of the 1948 Genocide Convention.
  • Israel must ensure its military does not carry out the aforementioned actions.
  • Israel must prevent the destruction of evidence of war crimes in Gaza and allow fact-finding missions to access it.
  • Israel must submit a report to the ICJ on how it intends to deliver the above measures within a month of the ruling.
  • Israel must prevent and punish incitement of genocidal acts.
  • Israel must ensure the delivery of basic services and essential humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza.

Did Israel follow the ICJ ruling?

Between the January 26 ruling and February 24, Israeli attacks have killed at least 3,523 Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. An average of 120 Palestinians were killed every day. At least 5,250 Palestinians were injured in Israeli attacks.

Has Israel allowed humanitarian aid into Gaza?

On Monday, UNRWA said an average of less than 100 aid trucks have reached Gaza per day in February, far below its target of 500. These deliveries brought in just 50 percent of the amount of aid that was delivered in January, UNRWA said in its latest situation update.

If it is found not to have complied with the ICJ’s legally binding orders, any UN Security Council member state may refer the matter to the UNSC, which would then vote on whether to require Israel to abide by the provisional measures.

An adverse verdict from the court might prevent Israel’s allies from sending weapons.

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