2024 January 14 – The Namibian: Namibia slams Germany’s support of Israel against genocide claim

Screenshot Namibian report president Geingob criticising Germany support Israel genocide claim South Africa ICJ

“Namibia slams Germany’s support of Israel against genocide claim

Donald Matthys
14 January 2024

President Hage Geingob has expressed deep concern over Germany’s decision to support Israel against South Africa’s accusation that it is committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.

This comes after the German government announced its intent to intervene as a third party in South Africa’s case against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), with Germany cautioning against the “political instrumentalization” of the charge of genocide that South Africa is levelling against Israel.

Geingob in a statement on Saturday said the timing of Germany’s stance, given its historical responsibility for the first genocide of the twentieth century on Namibian soil, raises troubling questions about its moral compass.

Geingob, highlighting Germany’s unresolved culpability for the Namibian genocide of 1904 to 1908, criticised Germany’s inability to learn from its past. (…)”



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