Feb 28, 2024 17:39 UTC
  • South Africa says following up on Israel's non-compliance with ICJ ruling

South Africa says it has contacted the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to pursue Israel's non-compliance with the top court’s ruling on the prohibition of genocide of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

According to reports, in a call with the ICJ, South African Foreign Minister, Naledi Pandor, raised concerns about Israel's refusal to implement the initial ruling of the world’s highest court on the prohibition of genocide of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

"Israel affirms our view that it actually has the intention to destroy the people of Palestine," Pandor said in an exclusive interview with Al Mayadeen, on Tuesday.

While emphasizing that her country intends to proceed with objective arguments regarding the belief that "genocide" is taking place in the Gaza Strip, Pandor said that a number of countries have also announced that they will join the case against the Israeli regime.

“I believe the rulings of the court have been ignored,” Pandor was quoted as saying.

Furthermore, she exclaimed that the legal papers for the upcoming court session have been prepared, but there was yet to be a date to be announced for the hearing.

Earlier in January, South Africa was the one to drag the Zionist regime to the top court, based in Hague, Netherlands, which had then ordered, out of several measures, the occupying regime to immediately stop its genocide in Gaza.

Between January 26, when the ICJ ordered Israel to prevent genocide, and February 24, Israeli attacks have martyred more than 3,500 Palestinians in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.