South Africa has won the case it filed at the International Court of Justice, seeking to stop Israel’s attack on Gaza.
South Africa had approached the court, asking that the ICJ, as a matter of extreme urgency, to ask Israel to immediately suspend its military operations in and against Gaza.
The court on Friday ruled on provisional requests from the African nation in the case where the country accused Israel of genocide in Gaza.
Friday’s ruling, however, did not dwell on whether or not Israel has committed genocide in Gaza.
The International Court of Justice, among other things, said that Israel must take steps to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza but stopped short of ordering a ceasefire.
Reacting to the ruling, a former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, wrote on X, “I wish to congratulate the Government and the good people of the Republic of South Africa for the victory of the genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice. South Africa has proven itself to be a world moral leader and history will record you as the upholder and defender of international law and Justice.
“The people of Palestine had stood on the side of Africa during the Anti-Apartheid struggle and today South Africa has reciprocated the revolutionary gesture.
“Supporters on Apartheid colonialism, occupation and bloody mass killings in Gaza are put to shame. No nation should be treated above international law and justice.”
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