Tags: international court of justice

Israeli-imposed mass starvation, airstrikes continue to kill in Gaza – Day 260

Another child dies of malnutrition; dozens killed by Israeli airstrikes; US-built pier malfunctions; West Bank youth dies after soldiers shot him in stomach; Palestinian used as human shield; 2 US servicemen seek CO status over support of Israel; Military expert says US seen as taking orders from Netanyahu: Hind Rajab investigation; Cuba joins ICJ genocide case, more.

Gaza: Civil ICC case against Ursula von der Leyen raises stakes on genocide complicity

Experts are urging the ICC to investigate the European Commission president over her alleged support for Israel’s genocidal assault on the Palestinian people.

Children of Gaza live amid sewage, trash, insects – and famine – Day 241

UNICEF says Gaza Children “need an immediate ceasefire”; desperation rips apart Gaza’s social fabric; Hamas says no new ceasefire proposal, but stands by previous one; UN experts call on global community to recognize Palestine; Israeli forces kill at least 5 Palestinians in West Bank; Israel conducts criminal investigations into 48 Gazan deaths; over 9,000 Palestinians have been “arrested” in West Bank since October 7th; 4 Israeli hostages dead, one by Israel; State Department veteran says administration submitted falsehoods to Congress; US senator calls for sanctions against Israeli minister…

Israel’s response to ICJ ruling: bomb more – Day 231

Friday’s ruling by International Court of Justice welcomed by legal experts; not by Israel; some people in Gaza surviving on three per cent of the minimum standard for daily water needs; Media Freedom Coalition on the closure of Al Jazeera in Israel; Gaza pier is broken; first arrest made over UCLA counterprotester violence; Harvard graduation protest; more

ICJ orders Israel halt Rafah invasion, open crossings to aid – Day 230

Israeli settlers attack aid trucks again; Pope calls Gaza every night; Al Awda Hospital hangs by a thread; demand for ICC to investigate Palestinian prisoner abuse; punishing Spain for recognizing Palestine; Israeli policy to drive out pastoral communities; Colombian embassy coming to Ramallah; Netanyahu invited to speak to Congress; Nikki Haley; more.

Congress poised to invite accused war criminal Netanyahu to Washington – Day 229

House leader Johnson (funded by AIPAC) set to defy ICC; Israeli forces kill 12 Palestinians in Jenin; 896 settler attacks; 10 NGOs call for “media access to Gaza”; some biscuits make their way to Gazans’ mouths; 1,400 Israeli academics call for ceasefire; Gazans getting 1/4 of the water they need; much more…

As it defends its planned genocidal Rafah invasion before ICJ, Israel vows to “intensify” raids – Day 223

Israel prepares a large-scale attack on Rafah, after massive destruction in the north and massive loss of life; aid orgs running out of medical supplies, food; West Bank also under attack; HRW reports on Israel’s failure to follow ICJ’s orders – as Israel is hauled up before the court yet again; multiple countries (not including US) pressure Israel to comply with int’l law; Japan calls out Lindsay Graham’s bad taste; US-built pier is operational; Texas governor Greg Abbott sued; more

“Yes, it is genocide” –Israeli genocide scholar

In most cases of genocide, from Bosnia to Namibia, from Rwanda to Armenia, the perpetrators of the murder said they were acting in self-defence. The fact that what is happening in Gaza does not resemble the Holocaust, writes Holocaust scholar Amos Goldberg, does not mean that it is not genocide