THE HAGUE: The UNâs top court Friday rejected South Africaâs request to put more legal pressure on Israel to halt a threatened offensive against the Gaza city of Rafah, saying it was âbound to comply with existing measures.â
Pretoria has already filed a complaint against Israel in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, alleging that its assault on Gaza amounts to a breach of the Genocide Convention.
BEIRUT: In a show of solidarity with Palestine and to demonstrate the power of sports in bridging divides, a charity match titled âFootball for Humanityâ will be held between Palestine and South Africa on Sunday.
Cape Townâs famous Athlone Stadium will host the game between the Palestine National Football Team and the South African Invitational XI at 17:00 local time, according to a media statement issued by the South African Football Association.
JERUSALEM: South Africaâs latest request to the World Court against a possible offensive by Israel in southern Gaza serves Hamas and is an attempt to stop Israel from defending itself, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
South Africa on Tuesday asked The International Court of Justice (ICJ) to consider whether Israelâs plan to extend its offensive in Gaza into the city of Rafah requires additional emergency measures to protect Palestiniansâ rights.
JOHANNESBURG: South Africaâs government said on Tuesday that it had asked the World Court to consider whether Israelâs decision to extend its military operations in Rafah required the court to use its power to prevent further breach of Palestiniansâ rights.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month ordered Israel to take all measures within its power to prevent its troops from committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, in a case brought by South Africa.
RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources is participating in the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
The conference is being held between Feb. 5 and Feb. 8 in Cape Town, and is dedicated to the successful capitalization and development of mining interests in Africa.
Khalid Al-Mudaifer, vice-minister for mining affairs, inaugurated the Kingdomâs pavilion at the conference under the theme âInvest in Saudi Arabia.â
DUBAI: Whichever way the UNâs highest court rules in the case lodged by South Africa accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza, the high-profile proceedings alone may well be enough to change the course of the conflict, experts claim.
An interim ruling in the case, heard by a 17-judge panel at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, could be delivered on Friday, which might include a set of emergency measures against Israel. A verdict, however, may be years away.
JOHANNESBURG: South Africaâs President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that he expects Israel to abide by the International Court of Justiceâs ruling that it take measures to prevent genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, in a case brought by South Africa.
The court ordered Israel to ensure its forces do not commit acts of genocide, to improve humanitarian access and to report back within a month on its efforts, as it wages war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
LONDON: Stopping short of demanding an immediate end to Israelâs military action in Gaza, the UNâs top court has confirmed the validity of South Africaâs claim that the besieged Palestinian enclave may be in the midst of a genocide.
By a majority of 15 to two, a panel of judges at the International Court of Justice on Friday confirmed its jurisdiction to hear South Africaâs case in full, denying Israelâs request that the case be thrown out.