Israeli PM Netanyahu criticizes World Tribunal’s ruling on Gaza massacre: ‘Scandalous’

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Israeli Prime Minister Criticizes World Court’s Gaza Recommendations

Netanyahu Reacts to World Court’s Intervention in Gaza Conflict

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, has staunchly condemned the World Court’s criticism regarding the ongoing conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The Prime Minister, responding to a genocide case brought before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by South Africa, vowed to uphold Israel’s innate right to self-defense. This news comes from the source of Reader Wall.

“Like any nation, Israel has the fundamental right to protect itself … The World Court in The Hague quite rightly dismissed the absurd request to strip us of this right,” Netanyahu stated in response to the ICJ ruling.

Controversial Allegations Debated in International Court

The Prime Minister also refuted any assertions that Israel was committing genocide against the Palestinian people. The willingness of the court to even entertain such a discussion was deemed a disgrace that Netanyahu claims will tarnish the international institution’s reputation for countless generations.

At The International Court of Justice

The top-tier UN court made a point to insist that Israel should strive to minimize civilian deaths and damage in its military operations, which impact the 2.3 million inhabitants of the enclave. It stopped short of mandating a halt to the hostilities in Gaza, ironically, the main focus of South Africa’s genocide case.

Israel was directed by the court to “… employ all means within its reach to prevent any action that would contravene Article II of the Genocide Convention.” The court also made it clear that South Africa’s genocide case against Israel would not be dismissed summarily.

Continued Conflicts in The Region

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas originated with Hamas’ damaging attack on October 7, taking the lives of approximately 1,200 Israelis. In response, Israel has routinely struck targets in Gaza, maintaining their firm stance on continuing until they deem a victory has been reached, international pressure notwithstanding.

The most current figures from the Hamas-controlled Gaza health ministry indicate that the war has taken in excess of 26,000 lives, causing injury and displacement to thousands more.

Information gathered from various agencies.

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