Infostani International: Amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the UN Security Council will meet to discuss the ICJ’s call for Israel to prevent genocidal acts in Gaza. Algeria initiated the meeting, emphasizing the need for urgent action. The international community advocates for a ceasefire and immediate implementation of the ICJ’s measures.
UN Security Council to Address ICJ’s Call on Israel to Prevent Genocidal Acts in Gaza: Urgent Meeting Amid Escalating Conflict
The UN Security Council is set to convene next week to discuss the recent decision by the International Court of Justice, which called on Israel to prevent genocidal acts in Gaza. The health ministry in Gaza reported that the Israeli invasion has resulted in the deaths of at least 26,083 people, with around 70 percent being women and children.
Algeria has called for the Security Council meeting, aiming to give binding effect to the ICJ’s pronouncement on the provisional measures imposed on the Israeli occupation. The ICJ’s decision, issued on Friday, emphasizes that Israel must take measures to prevent genocidal acts in the ongoing conflict with Gaza and allow aid into the besieged enclave. However, the court did not explicitly call for an immediate end to the fighting.
Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour indicated that the Arab Group, represented by Algeria on the council, would push for a ceasefire, highlighting the need for one to implement the ICJ’s recommendations. The Security Council, historically divided on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, has only agreed to two resolutions since the onset of the conflict on October 7.
In December, the Security Council demanded scaled-up aid deliveries to Gaza’s besieged population, while the United States, a key ally of Israel, has resisted calls for a ceasefire despite international pressure. The European Union has urged the immediate application of the ICJ’s decision.
ICJ Ruling Urges Israel to Prevent Genocidal Acts in Gaza; Thousands Trapped in Southern Gaza Amidst Humanitarian Crisis
The ruling from The Hague, based on an urgent application by South Africa, calls on Israel to prevent acts within the scope of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention. While refraining from ordering an immediate halt to the nearly four-month-old war, the ICJ’s decision underscores the importance of preventing genocidal acts.
During the conflict, thousands of civilians are trapped in southern Gaza, particularly in Khan Yunis, where hospitals are struggling to cope with the impact of relentless bombardment. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that some of the dead and wounded were taken to the barely functioning Al-Amal hospital in the city. The international community, including the EU.