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Video: South Africa asks ICJ to order Israel to halt Rafah offensive

South Africa asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday to order Israel to halt its Rafah offensive, and argued that the assault posed a risk to “the very survival of Palestinians in Gaza.”
South Africa’s ambassador to the Netherlands, Vusi Madonsela, asked the court in his opening remarks to “do what it can to stop the genocide,” which he said had “shocked the conscience of humanity.”
He added that South Africa’s fourth submission to the court was triggered not only by the assault on Rafah but by an intensification of the Israeli assault across Gaza in the last few days.