International law expert Dr. Saad Jabbar said that it was a decision international justice Court In a lawsuit South Africa Against Israel on charges of genocide Gaza stripIt constitutes an international embarrassment to Tel Aviv’s allies, adding that it received great consensus.
Jabbar said – during an intervention with Al Jazeera – that the decision of the International Court in The Hague embodied the international collective conscience of all judges from different geographical regions, “which reflects professional conscience, independence and courage.”
He added, “The decision is like a nuclear bomb against everyone who stands by.” Israel and its prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu“It constitutes an embarrassment to Washington and Tel Aviv's allies on the international level.”
He stressed that the decision put Israel in the dock, stressing that it is a final and binding decision for Tel Aviv, and whether or not it will be implemented remains another matter, before adding that Israel can no longer claim that it is a state of law and democracy if it violates the court’s decision.
He pointed out that no one expected the court to dare to issue a decision stipulating the cessation of actions that kill civilians, which he said included hostilities and military actions, indicating that it was expected to issue a decision on the so-called protection of civilian rights, which means that the court went to the maximum demands.
Regarding the consensus of the court’s judges, the legal expert stated that this clearly means that the court did not politicize its decision and ruled according to its professional conscience, and responded to the tragedy of the Gazans, as well as to the demands of free peoples.
He added that the court realized the extreme seriousness of what is happening in Gaza, reiterating that the court's call for Israel to stop these actions meant military actions, and he stressed that the court's legal basis was accurate, independent and objective.
He pointed out that South Africa won in favor of the Palestinians, and got everything it wanted, stressing that what the African country requested is a humanitarian demand.
As for the Israeli defense team, according to Jabbar, it strongly argued that the court did not have jurisdiction and that the conditions for genocide in Gaza were not met, and relied in its argument on the need for the court not to issue any urgent measures. Which did not happen.
He warned that Israel had become accustomed to acting as a state above the law and without punishment, and then “the international court's decision came to turn the tables upside down.”
Earlier today, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to take measures to prevent genocide in Gaza and direct incitement to it, as it rejected – in its ruling issued today, Friday – the Israeli request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by South Africa.
An almost complete majority of the members of the court's 17-judge panel voted in favor of taking urgent measures that meet most of what South Africa requested, with the exception of directing an order to stop the war on Gaza.
The court added that Israel must commit to avoiding everything related to killing, assault and destruction against the residents of Gaza and to ensure the immediate provision of urgent humanitarian needs in the Strip.