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International Court of Justice in The Hague: South Africa has prosecuted Israel for violations of the Genocide Convention allegedly committed in the Gaza war

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Israel has submitted the report requested by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on measures to prevent genocide in the Gaza Strip to the headquarters of the UN court.

Israeli media reported this on Monday evening, citing political circles.

The country thus complied with a deadline set by the court.

There is currently no information about the content of the report.

South Africa had accused Israel of alleged violations of the Genocide Convention in the Gaza war.

The UN court ruled in an interim decision that Israel must take protective measures to prevent genocide.

In addition, there must be more humanitarian aid for the suffering population in the Gaza Strip.

It further called on Israel on January 26 to submit a report on the measures taken within a month.

Soon there will be 30,000 dead in the Gaza Strip

In a report published on Monday, the human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Israel of failing to comply with at least one of the UN court's requirements.

Citing UN figures, HRW points out in the report that the number of trucks carrying aid supplies to the Gaza Strip has fallen by 30 percent since the decision.

Accordingly, between January 27th and February 21st, only an average of 93 trucks arrived daily - while the average number in the previous three weeks was 147 trucks daily.

"The Israeli government is letting the 2.3 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip starve, putting them in even more danger than before the binding decision of the World Court," said Omar Shakir, HRW Director for Israel and Palestine.

According to the Hamas-run Ministry of Health, almost 30,000 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the war began.

The figures are also considered credible by Israeli authorities.

The high number of deaths among Gaza's civilian population provided, among other things, impetus for South Africa's prosecution under the Genocide Convention.

Israel strongly denies the allegations of genocide.

It invoked its right to self-defense after terrorists from Hamas and other extremist groups attacked southern Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 people.

The International Court of Justice decides on the accusation of genocide as such in a lengthy process that can drag on for years.