South Africa Emerges as Moral Giant on Gaza

Nelson Mandela statue outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

A shift against impunity for genocide

Pretoria is challenging the Israeli government’s claim to innocence, which for far too long has allowed it to act with impunity against the long-suffering Palestinians. South Africa’s quite stunning intervention is bringing legal proceedings against the state of Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, under the auspice of The Genocide Convention.

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