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The Washington Post: The isolation of the occupying entity deepens on the world stage


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The newspaper highlights global public anger over Netanyahu’s devastating war in the Gaza Strip, which has brought him and his government before two of the world’s most important tribunals, where the International Court of Justice is expected to deliver its judgment today. , Friday, regarding the request to issue an order to the enemy entity to stop military operations in Gaza, including its attack on the town of Rafah.

The newspaper confirmed that legal pressure is increasing, despite threats from Zionist officials before the ruling and their commitment to continue the war, in collaboration with the International Court of Justice which is examining a case brought by South Africa accusing “Israel” of having committed the crime of genocide.

International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan submitted a request to issue arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant earlier this week.

According to the newspaper, Khan presented in his request evidence of Israel’s use of famine as a weapon of war, its documented obstruction of humanitarian aid to Gaza and its “behavior during the war that caused damage generalized and blind to civilians.

“Whatever military objectives it may have, the means Israel has chosen to achieve them in Gaza – that is, intentionally causing death, starvation, extreme suffering and serious injury to the “physical integrity or health of the civilian population – are criminal,” Khan said. said.

If the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Gallant, the Court’s 124 member states are obligated under the treaty to arrest “Israelis” if they set foot on their territory.

The newspaper believes that “this growing isolation also reflects a certain myopia within Israel’s political establishment, and perhaps its broader society, which has failed to understand the depth of anger over the actions of their government in Gaza.

In this context, the newspaper recalls what Amos Harel wrote in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, according to which it is not only a question of “squandering the international credit that Israel obtained on October 7, where its leaders risk find yourself. .. “criminally accused of having committed war crimes”.

Harel said Netanyahu, “who claims to be a great leader, is unable to achieve the strategic goals he has set for this war, plunging Israel into a dilemma that will haunt it for many years.”

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ highest judicial body, announced that it will issue its ruling today Friday on South Africa’s request to order the Israeli occupation to cease fire in Gaza , during a public session to be held at three o’clock in the afternoon at the Peace Palace in The Hague.

Many countries have announced their support for South Africa’s genocide lawsuit against the Israeli occupying entity, including Egypt, Libya and Turkey.

More than one European country has also pledged, through senior officials, its intention to implement any ruling by the International Criminal Court aimed at arresting the Zionist occupation’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Minister of Defense, Yoav Gallant, if they arrive. on its territory, first and foremost the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen.

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