URGENT Call from Palestine to States Parties of the Genocide Convention: Support South Africa’s ICJ Suit Against Israel over its Gaza Genocide by The Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Committee (PAACC)

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  • 2 January 2024 – The Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Committee (PAACC), comprising the Anti-Apartheid Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the BDS Movement, the Palestinian Human Rights Organization Council (PHROC) and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO), salutes South Africa for its application to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel for violating the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in Gaza. Affirming that “Israel has engaged in, is engaging in and risks further engaging in genocidal acts against the Palestinian people in Gaza,” South Africa has requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to indicate provisional measures in order to protect Palestinian rights from “further, severe and irreparable harm.” Dozens of UN experts have described the humanitarian situation in Gaza as “apocalyptic,” warning of a “genocide in the making,” as have hundreds of international law scholars, including genocide experts, and a senior UN human rights official.
  • We call on all States Parties to the Genocide Convention to urgently and fully support the proceedings and in particular, the request by South Africa for provisional measures. In doing so we call for an immediate suspension of military operations, and the implementation of all measures to prevent genocide, including the rescinding of military orders forcing the transfer of Palestinians in Gaza, and practices denying access to adequate food, water, fuel and humanitarian supplies. Our coalitions and networks, representing the Palestinian political leadership and every strand of Palestinian civil society, fully support the proceedings which are vital to ensure that States comply with their international obligations to end the risk of genocide and genocidal acts, and urge the adoption and implementation of all the requested provisional measures to bring the genocidal destruction of the Palestinian people to an end.

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The international community should shoulder its responsibility in protecting the Palestinian people under occupation on PNGO Portal

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We at PNGO, in condemnation of these horrific and bloody massacres against our people in Gaza, call upon representatives, consulates, representative offices, and all human rights and international organisations to… Condemn the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and to immediately intervene at all levels to bring it to an end. We call upon them to refrain from double standards in dealing with what is happening in the Strip in terms of the genocide of the occupying power.

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80 Palestinian NGOs call to speed up achievement of national unity to face challenges, urge consensus government to take over full authorities in the Gaza Strip on PNGO Portal

THE DANGER OF THE “ETHNO-NATIONALIST” STATE BY BILL FLETCHER, JR.

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Abu Ramadan stated that the appeal expresses the Palestinian civil society’s concern regarding the harsh conditions under which the Palestinian people live as well as the Israeli occupation’s daily escalations in the Gaza Strip to impede the reconstruction process… Abu Ramadan pointed to the continuation of the serious repercussions of the Israeli occupation’s continued blockade on the Gaza Strip particularly after 51 days of offensive when the occupation not only committed crimes against humanity but a genocide against people in some neighborhoods.

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