‘False’, ‘Outrageous’, ‘Antisemitic’: ICJ Ruling Infuriates Israeli Officials
JUSTICE, 5 Feb 2024
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected today the ruling delivered by the International Court of Justice on South Africa’s genocide case against Israel.
26 Jan 2024 – “Israel’s commitment to international law is unwavering. Equally unwavering is our sacred commitment to continue to defend our country and defend our people,” Netanyahu said in a televised address after the world’s top court ordered Israel to “take all measures within its power” to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza.
Netanyahu said Israel has an “inherent right to defend itself,” adding that the “vile attempt to deny Israel this fundamental right is blatant discrimination against the Jewish state, and it was justly rejected.”
He added that the accusation of genocide moved against Israel is “false” and “outrageous,” and reiterated that “Israel will continue to defend itself against Hamas.”
“The very claim that Israel is carrying out genocide against Palestinians is not only false, it’s outrageous, and the willingness of the court to deliberate it at all is a mark of disgrace that will not be erased for generations,” the premier also said in a statement in Hebrew, soon after the ruling.
According to the Israeli newspaper The Times of Israel, he vowed to keep fighting “until total victory, until we defeat Hamas, return all the captives and ensure that Gaza will not again be a threat to Israel.”
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