2024 January 29 – New Era: Nandi-Ndaitwah: ICJ ruling on Israel a missed opportunity

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Nandi-Ndaitwah: ICJ ruling on Israel a missed opportunity

2024-01-29 – Otniel Hembapu

Nandi-Ndaitwah: ICJ ruling on Israel a missed opportunity

Namibia has welcomed the International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s ruling that Israel must immediately take steps to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza, but international relations minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah is disappointed that the court failed to order a total ceasefire in its ruling.

In its verdict last Friday, the ICJ ordered Israel to implement six interim measures, including preventing genocide in Gaza, ensuring that its forces no longer commit any acts of genocide, and preventing and punishing any incitement to genocide.

Israel was also ordered to allow humanitarian aid to enter Gaza, prevent the destruction and ensure the preservation of evidence related to the alleged genocide, and submit a report to the ICJ on all steps taken in implementing the order within a month.

With Friday’s ruling, the court underlined its deliberations on South Africa’s genocide case against Israel, for which it heard submissions earlier this month..




  • Order of the ICJ in the case brought by South Africa against Israel for alleged genocide in the occupied Palestinian territories

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