‘Ceasefire’ doesn’t need to be spelled out. Court says, ‘stop killing’.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) otherwise known as the World Court has ordered that Israel stop killing members of the Group, that group being Palestinian people.
Israel slammed, ordered to stop killing Palestinians by World Court. Videos and reaction follow.
“Israel must stop killing Palestinians. If Israel and America can continue to drop bombs on Palestinian schools, shelters, hospitals and more, without killing Palestinians it is not in contempt of the Court order but if one member of the group is killed, the members of the Netanyahu government must stay home and hide because world justice will be chasing them with arrest warrants,” suggests The RINJ Foundation‘s security director, Dale Carter.
78 “The Court considers that, with regard to the situation described above, Israel must, in accordance with its obligations under the Genocide Convention, in relation to Palestinians in Gaza, take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts within the scope of Article II of this Convention, in particular: (a) killing members of the group; (b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; and (d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group. The Court recalls that these acts fall within the scope of Article II of the Convention when they are committed with the intent to destroy in whole or in part a group as such (see paragraph 44 above). The Court further considers that Israel must ensure with immediate effect that its military forces do not commit any of the above-described acts.”
Citing the ICJ preliminary decision on the Application Of The Convention On The Prevention And Punishment Of The Crime Of Genocide In The Gaza Strip (South Africa V. Israel) which has been released Friday 26 January, as 192-20240126-ord-01-00-en.
Video: Ceasefire is implied when ICJ says Israel must stop killing Palestinians,
The president of the World Court, President Joan E. Donoghue (United States of America) said that Israel must stop killing members of the group in accordance with Article II of the present Convention, wherein genocide means any certain acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group, and more.
Video: The Case against Israel
Video below: A history-making day, the preliminary decision on the provisions requested by Plaintiff South Africa against the state of Israel.
More of the ICJ preliminary decision
79. The Court is also of the view that Israel must take all measures within its power to prevent and punish the direct and public incitement to commit genocide in relation to members of the Palestinian group in the Gaza Strip.
80. The Court further considers that Israel must take immediate and effective measures to enable the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to address the adverse conditions of life faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
81. Israel must also take effective measures to prevent the destruction and ensure the preservation of evidence related to allegations of acts within the scope of Article II and Article III of the Genocide Convention against members of the Palestinian group in the Gaza Strip.
82. Regarding the provisional measure requested by South Africa that Israel must submit a report to the Court on all measures taken to give effect to its Order, the Court recalls that it has the power, reflected in Article 78 of the Rules of Court, to request the parties to provide information on any matter connected with the implementation of any provisional measures it has indicated. In view of the specific provisional measures, it has decided to indicate, the Court considers that Israel must submit a report to the Court on all measures taken to give effect to this Order within one month, as from the date of this Order. The report so provided shall then be communicated to South Africa, which shall be given the opportunity to submit to the Court its comments thereon.
President of the World Court, Joan E. Donoghue (United States of America). International Court of Justice Favours South African Case of Genocide against Israel. Photo is screen capture from Friday’s proceedings. Art, cropping, enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine
The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
The following acts shall be punishable:
(b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;
(c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
(d) Attempt to commit genocide;
(e) Complicity in genocide.
Persons committing genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III shall be punished, whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals.
The Contracting Parties undertake to enact, in accordance with their respective Constitutions, the necessary legislation to give effect to the provisions of the present Convention, and, in particular, to provide effective penalties for persons guilty of genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III.
Persons charged with genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III shall be tried by a competent tribunal of the State in the territory of which the act was committed, or by such international penal tribunal as may have jurisdiction with respect to those Contracting Parties which shall have accepted its jurisdiction.
Genocide and the other acts enumerated in article III shall not be considered as political crimes for the purpose of extradition. The Contracting Parties pledge themselves in such cases to grant extradition in accordance with their laws and treaties in force.
Any Contracting Party may call upon the competent organs of the United Nations to take such action under the Charter of the United Nations as they consider appropriate for the prevention and suppression of acts of genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III.
Disputes between the Contracting Parties relating to the interpretation, application or fulfilment of the present Convention, including those relating to the responsibility of a State for genocide or for any of the other acts enumerated in article III, shall be submitted to the International Court of Justice at the request of any of the parties to the dispute.
The present Convention, of which the Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall bear the date of 9 December 1948.
Photo is screen capture. Art, cropping, enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine
Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich has just told media his views on Friday’s activities.
“Judges at The Hague who are concerned about the residents of Gaza should urge countries to take them in and assist in rebuilding Gaza,” further promoting the expulsion of a population from their home in Gaza, which clearly comprises genocide.