Cllr Flynn welcomes ICJ ruling in South Africa's genocide case against Israel

Today, the International Court of Justice has confirmed sufficient evidence exists to continue investigating South Africa’s case against Israel relating to the Genocide convention. Emergency measures include Israel must take measures to prevent acts of Genocide in the Gaza strip & that Israel must allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Cllr Flynn said “An entire population in Gaza is now in an emergency phase of food insecurity, they are being denied access to basic essentials like food, water, electricity and a safe home to live in, they face a catastrophe as the bombs continue to drop, disease spreads and healthcare services collapse. An important part of this ICJ ruling demands Israel to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza. Western leaders including the UK and US governments must do more to bring about an immediate ceasefire, including stopping all arms sales to Israel in direct violation of UK domestic and international law.”

Cllr Flynn continued “I welcome this ruling by the ICJ and emergency measures including an order for Israel to prevent acts of Genocide against the Palestinian people. This is an important moment in the campaign to stop the ongoing genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Gaza strip, the ICJ has made clear its intention to continue an investigation into Israel’s actions under the genocide convention and this ruling must be upheld by Israel and the international community. The Green Party is a party of peace, non-violence and social justice and we will continue to stand against the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people."