The International Court of Justice in The Hague is expected to issue this Friday afternoon its decision regarding interim measures in the case brought by South Africa against Israel, which faces accusations of committing genocide during its ongoing war on the Gaza Strip.
During the public session that will be held on Friday afternoon, the court will not address the substance of the case, which will require long-term consideration procedures, but it will issue its decision on the temporary measures that South Africa requested to be taken quickly, including a ruling to stop military operations immediately and ensure the return of the displaced to their homes and their access to all aid. Humanity.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a consultative meeting to discuss scenarios for the upcoming court decision.
Israeli media reported that the Netanyahu government is preparing different scenarios in its expected responses, and is also counting on the United States using its veto if the court’s decision reaches the Security Council.
The Israeli defense team had claimed before the International Court that Israel went to war in self-defense in accordance with international law, and that the lawsuit ignored the events of the attack of last October 7.
The team added that the court does not have the powers to issue a precautionary order obligating Israel to stop the war, and that the lawsuit filed against it has no merit.
In a related context, an international legal team submitted to the International Criminal Court in The Hague 15 files containing a group of violations committed by the Israeli occupation authorities in the Gaza Strip.
The team held deliberations at the court’s headquarters regarding the lawsuit it filed more than two months ago with the court against Israeli leaders on charges that Israel committed genocide crimes in the Gaza Strip. The court has not yet announced its acceptance to consider the case.
French lawyer Gilles Defer, who defends Palestinian victims at the International Criminal Court, said that the prosecutor's office has sufficient evidence to issue an arrest warrant against Israeli officials.
Anatolia Agency quoted lawyer Dever that reasonable suspicions are sufficient for the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant against Israeli officials.
He pointed out that among the evidence submitted to the International Criminal Court were numerous documents related to attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip, targeting the health system, and the displacement of about two million people.
He pointed out that Israeli military operations specifically target Palestinian civilians and destroy all aspects of life in the Gaza Strip, stressing that Israel aims to make Gaza an uninhabitable place.