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S Africa Before World Court ICJ - Final Plea

by Oui Thu May 16th, 2024 at 02:58:03 PM EST

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* The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is holding hearings to discuss a request by South Africa seeking additional emergency measures over Israel’s offensive on Rafah, a city in southern Gaza where more than one million displaced Palestinians sought shelter from Israel’s war.

* South Africa began presenting its public oral argument at The Hague-based court at 13:00 GMT. Israel is scheduled to provide its views on Friday at 08:00 GMT.


Ammar Hijazi present outside Peace Palace on Carnegie Square in The Hague for a Q&A session to meet the press

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Elders warn of consequences of "one-state reality" in Israel and Palestine | 22 June 2023 |

Following their visit to Israel and Palestine, Mary Robinson and Ban Ki-Moon warn that a 'one-state reality' is now rapidly extinguishing the prospect of a two-state solution.

The Chair and Deputy Chair of The Elders today warned that a `one-state reality' is now rapidly extinguishing the prospect of a two-state solution foreseen in the 1993 Oslo Accords to bring peace and security to both the Israeli and the Palestinian peoples. 

The Government of Israel's intent to exercise sovereignty over all the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea undermines the democratic ideals of the Israeli state, denies the Palestinian people their right to self-determination, and risks an uncontrollable explosion of violence on both sides. 

Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, and Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Chair of The Elders and former UN Secretary-General, spoke out at the conclusion of a three-day visit to Israel and Palestine. They met a range of Israeli and Palestinian political leaders and civil society organisations, foreign diplomats, and former members of the Israeli military and diplomatic service. 

They also saw for themselves some of the facts on the ground, and heard from Israeli, Palestinian and international human rights organisations about the ever-growing evidence that the situation meets the international legal definition of apartheid: the expansion and entrenchment of illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the establishment of dual legal regimes and separation infrastructure in the occupied territories, and the institutionalised discrimination and abuses perpetrated against Palestinians. 

They heard no detailed rebuttal of the evidence of apartheid. On the contrary, the declarations and policies of the current Israeli Government - whose Coalition Guidelines state that "the Jewish people have an exclusive and inalienable right to all parts of the Land of Israel" - clearly show an intent to pursue permanent annexation rather than temporary occupation, based on Jewish supremacy. Measures include the transfer of administrative powers over the occupied West Bank from military to civilian authorities, accelerating the approval processes for building settlements, and constructing new infrastructure that would render a future Palestinian state unviable.  



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