There were many Arab, Islamic and international reactions to the decision I issued international justice Court -Today, Friday- regarding South Africa’s lawsuit against Israel, in which it accused it of committing “Genocide” in Gaza strip.
This comes as the Algerian President directed Abdel Majeed TebbouneHis country's permanent mission to the United Nations requested that a UN Security Council meeting be held as soon as possible, in order to “give an executive formula” to the court decisions imposed on Israel.
Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, confirmed that the latter will “immediately” transmit the notification of the interim measures of the International Court of Justice to the Security Council, indicating that the court's decisions are binding and he is confident that all parties will comply with them.
The following are the most prominent responses to the issuance of the decision:
The Union said it expects full, immediate and effective implementation of the decisions of the International Court of Justice regarding immediate action in Gaza.
A joint statement by European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and the European Commission said that the decisions of the “International Court of Justice are binding on the parties and they must abide by them. The European Union expects their full, immediate and effective implementation.”
The US State Department said that the Court of Justice's decision is consistent with Washington's view that Israel has the right to take measures to ensure that the attacks of last October 7 will not be repeated.
The ministry spokesman stressed that “America still believes that the allegations of genocide against Israel are baseless, and notes that the court did not reach a conclusion about genocide or call for a ceasefire in its ruling, and that it called for the unconditional and immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas.” .
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed the court's decision, describing it as a “valuable” decision, expressing – in a blog post on the X platform – his hope that it would lead to an end to the Israeli attacks on Gaza.
Erdogan also stressed that his country will continue to follow the judicial process to ensure that war crimes committed against innocent Palestinian civilians do not go unpunished.
He pointed out that Turkey will continue to work with all its might to establish a ceasefire, ensure the path to permanent peace, and stand by the Palestinian brothers, as he put it.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry also said that Ankara expects Israel to immediately and fully implement the temporary measures decision announced by the court regarding its attacks on the Palestinian people.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian called for the Israeli authorities to be brought to justice after the court’s decision.
Abdullahian said – in a post on the X platform today, Friday – that the authorities of the false Israeli regime… must be brought before justice immediately for committing genocide and unprecedented war crimes against the Palestinians.
Cairo welcomed the court's decision and said – in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – “The Arab Republic of Egypt confirmed that it was looking forward to requesting the International Court of Justice to immediately cease fire in Gaza, as the court ruled in similar cases.”
She stressed the need to respect and implement court decisions.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune directed his country's permanent mission to the United Nations to request that a meeting of the UN Security Council be held as soon as possible, with the aim of “giving an executive formula” to the decisions of the International Court of Justice.
The Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said – in a statement – “The Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations received directives from Tebboune, to request a meeting of the UN Security Council as soon as possible, with the aim of giving an executive formula to the decisions of the International Court of Justice, related to the temporary and urgent measures imposed on the Israeli occupation.”
It considered that the court's decisions represent “the beginning of the end of the era of impunity for the Israeli occupation, which it took advantage of to further oppress the Palestinian people and deprive them of their legitimate national rights.”
Tunisia described the International Court of Justice's decision as “historic” and indicated that on February 23, it will present an oral argument before the court.
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry described the international justice decision as “historic,” stressing the need for the international community to act immediately to stop the Israeli “aggression” against Gaza.
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry said – in a statement – that Jordan “welcomes the historic decision issued by the International Court of Justice in the case brought by the Republic of South Africa against Israel.”
She stressed “the importance of the court's decision to consider Israel's commission of the crime of genocide in the Gaza Strip, and to approve immediate procedural measures that include stopping Israel from committing crimes of killing Palestinians, inflicting physical or moral harm on them, and subjecting them to living conditions aimed at their physical destruction and providing humanitarian needs.”
Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jassem Mohammed Al-Budaiwi, said that the International Court of Justice’s decision against Israel confirms its brutal crimes against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
He pointed out that the decision comes “in line with international laws and treaties related to the protection of civilians, especially the Convention on the Prevention of the Crime of Genocide,” noting the court's intention to continue following up on the case and making appropriate decisions in the future in light of Israel's compliance with the issued decision.
The Qatari Foreign Ministry welcomed the interim measures of the International Court of Justice, considering it a “victory for humanity and the rule of law.”
She also said that the ruling by an overwhelming majority reflects the extent of the threat of genocide facing the Palestinians, and requires the implementation of temporary measures in Gaza.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it “supports what was issued by the International Court of Justice and confirms (the Kingdom’s) categorical rejection of the practices of the Israeli occupation.”
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice, noting that it “represents an important step toward putting an end to the practices of the Israeli occupation.”
The Sultanate of Oman welcomed the court’s decision, stressing the need to adhere to it.
In a statement, the Omani Foreign Ministry called on the international community to stop military operations and acts of genocide against the Palestinian people, expressing its deep appreciation to the Republic of South Africa for its honorable position in standing by human rights and justice and its adoption of filing a lawsuit before the court.
Spain welcomed the court's decision, which demanded that Israel do everything in its power to prevent any acts of “genocide” in the Gaza Strip.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said – in a message on the X platform – “We welcome the decision of the International Court of Justice and ask the parties to implement the temporary measures it issued.”
Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin strongly welcomed the final and binding decisions of the International Court of Justice, noting that “these measures are what we have constantly called for since the beginning of this conflict.”
He added, “Putting an end to this conflict is a priority that must be pursued on all political, diplomatic, humanitarian and legal fronts.”
Pakistani President Arif Alvi welcomed the court's decision to prevent and punish the crime of genocide in Gaza, stressing that “the international community and the Security Council must prevent Israel from shedding more blood in Palestine.”