ICJ says some acts could fall within provisions of genocide convention

The International Court of Justice said it has jurisdiction over the dispute between South Africa and Israel, over whether Israel’s actions in Gaza could amount to genocide.

“In the court’s view, at least some of the acts and omissions alleged by South Africa, to have been committed by Israel in Gaza, appear to be capable of falling within the provisions” of the genocide convention, judge Joan Donoghue said.

Donoghue said the court had rejected Israel’s request to remove the case.