Spain joins the International Court of Justice’s case against Israel over the genocide in Gaza


José Manuel Albares explained that Spain made this decision following the events of recent days, in which Israel did not halt its offensive against Ráfah as the Court had demanded.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albaresannounced on Thursday that Spain will join the ask submitted by South Africa to the international Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel for alleged violation of the Treaty Genocide due to the military offensive in Gaza following the Hamas terrorist attack on October 7.

“We have decided to take this step after the events of recent days in which we see that the precautionary measures of the International Court of Justice are completely ignored and far from being fulfilled,” Albares explained at an urgently convened press conference, referring to the fact that Israel did not stop its offensive against Rafah as the Court demanded.

However, the minister declined to comment on whether Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip amounts to genocide, reiterating that it is up to the International Court of Justice to resolve this issue and that the government of Spain will support it. whatever it is, whenever it occurs.

“My personal opinion matters little, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is not here to express his personal opinion,” he stated, emphasizing that “the institutional opinion of the Spanish government today is to intervene in this demand ”, as he also did in the one formulated by Ukraine against Russia after the invasion. “This is not a competition or a race to see who has a more nuanced or less nuanced opinion,” he emphasized.

Source: EITB


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