Hundreds of Israeli citizens have signed an online petition to be submitted to the International Court of Justice in The Hague in support of South Africa’s genocide case against Israel.
To the Registrar of the International Court of Justice
2517 KJ The Hague
CC: South African Embassy in Israel
Tuesday, 9th January, 12:00
Regarding case 192 – Proceedings instituted by South Africa against the State of Israel on 29 December 2023
We, Israeli citizens, under obligation to prevent genocide, write to you to express our support for South Africa’s proceedings before the ICJ claiming that Israel’s conduct in Gaza violates its responsibilities under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The materials that emerge from South Africa’s application are horrific and credible. Israel is taking systematic steps to wipe out the population of Gaza, to starve them, to abuse them and to displace them. It implements a policy deliberately inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about their physical destruction as a group. It systematically kills large sections of the population, leading academics, writers, doctors, medical staff, journalists and ordinary citizens.
We join the double concern expressed in the proceedings that Israel violates its obligations by committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, and by failing to prevent the genocide, including by failing to hold senior Israeli officials and others accountable for their direct and public incitement to genocide. We also join the applicants requesting a series of “provisional measures,” that are necessary to protect against further, severe and irreparable harm under the Genocide Convention which Israel continues to violate with impunity. Among others, we join the applicants’ urgent call to order Israel “to cease the deliberate infliction of conditions of life calculated to bring about their physical destruction as a group, to prevent and punish direct and public incitement to genocide, and to rescind related policies and practices, including regarding the restriction on aid and the issuing of evacuation directives”.