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Egypt Is Joining South Africa's ICJ Case against Israeli Genocide

Egypt will join the South African case International Court of Justice case against Israel. Credit: ICJ

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on May 12 that Cairo intended to join the case in the International Court of Justice because of Israel’s escalating aggression against Palestinian civilians. That is the same day an unnamed Egyptian spokesman warned that if Israel continued the slaughter in Gaza, the 1979 Egypt-Israel peace treaty could be dissolved.

“The submission … comes in light of the worsening severity and scope of Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, and the continued perpetration of systematic practices against the Palestinian people, including direct targeting of civilians and the destruction of infrastructure in the Strip, and pushing Palestinians to flee,” said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Egypt will join Türkiye and Colombia in formally requesting to join the case against Israel. This month, Türkiye said it would seek to join the case, after Colombia asked the ICJ last month to allow it to join to ensure “the safety and, indeed, the very existence of the Palestinian people.”

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