The court docket will problem its ruling at 1pm (12pm GMT) in a listening to anticipated to final about an hour. Whereas the judges is not going to rule on the deserves of the genocide allegations, which can take years to resolve, South Africa requested the court docket to problem an interim order compelling Israel to droop its army operations.
Israel has known as South Africa’s allegations false and “grossly distorted”, and mentioned it makes the utmost efforts to keep away from civilian casualties in Gaza.
The court docket’s rulings are last and with out enchantment, however it has no approach of imposing them. Israel on Thursday expressed confidence that the ICJ would “throw out these spurious and specious costs”. Hamas mentioned it might abide by an ICJ ceasefire order if Israel reciprocates.
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In the meantime, diplomatic efforts to barter a break within the battle continued.
US and Israeli intelligence chiefs have been resulting from meet Qatari Prime Minister and International Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Europe this weekend, one official instructed Reuters. A second supply mentioned Egypt’s intelligence chief would additionally take part.
The White Home has been attempting to facilitate the discharge of the greater than 100 remaining Israeli hostages taken throughout Hamas’ Oct 7 assault on Israel, which ignited the warfare in Gaza, though there stays a substantial distance between the 2 sides’ calls for.
A 3rd supply with data of the talks mentioned that Israel has proposed a 60-day pause within the combating throughout which hostages can be launched in phases, starting with civilian ladies and youngsters.
Beforehand, three sources instructed Reuters that shuttle diplomacy over the previous month involving the US, Qatar and Egypt has sought to hammer out a brand new deal for a ceasefire of about one month. However progress has been held up by variations between Hamas and Israel over methods to convey a everlasting finish to the Gaza warfare.