Palestinians apply to join South Africa’s ICJ case against Israel

The Times of Israel reports: “Palestinian authorities have filed an application with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to join South Africa as a party in its Gaza genocide case against Israel, the court said on Monday.

In a statement, the ICJ, also known as the World Court, said the Palestinians ‘filed… an application for permission to intervene and a declaration of intervention in the (South Africa v. Israel) case.’

On May 31, the Palestinian authorities officially recognized the authority of the ICJ to resolve all disputes that may arise or have already arisen under Article IX, which paved the way for them to request to join South Africa’s case against Israel as a party.

If granted by the court, the request could allow the Palestinian authorities to also add an ad hoc judge of their choosing to the ICJ panel, which currently has 16 judges, 15 of the court’s regular judges and one Israeli ad hoc judge…”

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