Israel saying the ICJ remained “silent during the Holocaust” when the court didn’t exist yet, shows Israel has no answers to the ICJ orders, writes Vijay Prashad.
Judges at the International Court of Justice on Jan. 26 (ICJ) found it “plausible” that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.
The ICJ called upon Israel to “take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts” that violate the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948).
As part of its “provisional measures,” the ICJ called upon Israel to respond to the court within a month and outline how it has implemented the order.
Though Israel has already rejected the ICJ’s findings, international pressure on Tel Aviv is mounting.
Algeria has asked the U.N. Security Council to enforce the ICJ’s order while Indonesia and Slovenia have initiated separate proceedings at the ICJ that will begin on Feb. 19 to seek an advisory opinion on Israel’s control and policies on occupied Palestinian territories, pursuant to a U.N. General Assembly resolution adopted in December 2022.