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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Spain joins South Africa's Israel genocide case at the ICJ


Albares making the announcement


Saying that they are doing it out of commitment to the UN and international law, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares announced Thursday, June 6 that Spain will be joining the case filed by South Africa at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel for committing genocide in Gaza.


He noted that “We made this decision in light of the continuation of the military operation in Gaza.”




Spain recently joined Ireland and Norway in formally recognizing the State of Palestine despite furious opposition from Israel.


This brings to 13 the number of countries that have joined or have announced their intention to join South Africa. In addition to Spain these are Nicaragua, Belgium, Colombia, Turkey, Libya, Egypt, the Maldives, Mexico, Ireland and Palestine.

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