South Africa has referred Israel’s government to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its actions in the Gaza conflict, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.
He did not disclose the other countries involved in referring Israel to the ICC.
He added that they did not condone Hamas’s earlier attack on Israel but were opposed to Israel’s ongoing actions, which they “believe warrant investigations by the ICC.
Israel has argued that its bombing and invasion of Gaza are acts of self-defense following the 7th October Hamas attack on Israel in which more than 1,400 people died and more than 230 people were taken hostage.
It also says that Hamas is using civilian buildings such as hospitals as cover for its fighters and weapons making them legitimate targets. END.