Can Israel Ignore World Court's Order? Experts Weigh in on ICJ Genocide Case

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) addressed the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The court found a plausible risk of Israel committing genocide in Gaza but stopped short of calling for an immediate ceasefire.

The ruling emphasized Israel's obligations under the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, urging measures to prevent acts such as killing, causing bodily harm, and imposing conditions of life calculated to bring about physical destruction.

Despite the ruling, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the claims, vowing to continue the offensive. The decision raises questions about international enforcement and the role of the United States, with growing pressure for accountability and potential implications for arms deals and diplomatic support to Israel.

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