The American website “The Intercept” reported that in front of the president joe biden Until tomorrow, Friday, to issue a response to the lawsuit filed last November against his administration on charges of failing to prevent the incident Genocide In a sector Gazawhich was supported by 77 groups of legal organizations, the international community, activists and lawyers around the world, as well as the families of the victims in Gaza.
The organizations and civil groups that supported the case say that the plaintiffs have proven that the threat of genocide of Palestinians in Gaza is serious, stressing that the United States is violating its duties under international law to prevent genocide and not be complicit in it, and that Washington’s failures contribute to the erosion of the rules of international law.
The lawyers supervising the case believe that the decisions that will be issued by the International Court of Justice regarding the case brought by South Africa against Israel could indirectly affect their case as well.
Biden rejects the lawsuit
Last December, the Biden administration filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the plaintiffs were asking the court to act outside its jurisdiction “beyond executive branch decisions related to foreign policy and national security.”
The administration also said the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the lawsuit because the court had no authority over the activities of another sovereign state.
The plaintiffs responded to the administration's request by rejecting the fact that there is precedent for American courts to decide on matters related to genocide, and that their legal challenge concerns more than just the actions of a foreign country.
They stressed that “the suggestion that the United States does not or cannot influence Israel's borders is absurd, not least because the Israeli government recognizes that its actions cannot occur without America's support.”
The court is scheduled to hear arguments on the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction, and on the Biden administration’s request to dismiss, on January 26.
The Intercept website quoted Law for Palestine, a human rights and legal defense organization, as saying that there are at least 500 documents of Israeli lawmakers, officials and officers inciting genocide in Gaza.
The Center for Constitutional Rights in the United States filed a lawsuit against Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on charges of providing unconditional support for the genocide committed by Israel against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
It is noteworthy that the Biden administration is facing another lawsuit on charges of failing to protect Palestinian Americans stranded in Gaza, which contradicts its efforts to help dual Israeli citizens.