GENEVA – Palestinian ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ibrahim Khraishi stressed the necessity of taking urgent measures against Israel and prosecute the perpetrators of crimes in the Gaza Strip.
In statements to Al Qahera News on Friday, Khraishi said the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will address the necessity of declaring a ceasefire and allowing the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.
South Africa will go to the UN Security Council if Israel does not adhere to the temporary measures, he further underlined.
The ICJ should announce the procedural measures before the proceedings to prevent Israel from continuing its genocide, he said, adding that South Africa relied on UN institutions to document the appalling crimes of the Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip.
The United States protects Israel in the UN Security Council by using its veto power and supports it militarily and financially, Khraishi made it clear.
The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver its Order on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by South Africa in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel) on Friday, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court.
The session is held under the presidency of Judge Joan E. Donoghue, President of the Court.