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#war crimes

South Africa filed an application on 29 December to begin proceedings against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for alleged violations of the Genocide Convention and asked the ICJ to order measures to halt Israel’s actions that violate the convention amid its war on Gaza. In its application to the ICJ, the UN’s main judicial body, South Africa claimed that Israel’s acts are “genocidal in character,” arguing that they are designed to bring about the destruction of a…