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Israel On Trial Day 2: Israeli defense requests ICJ dismiss South Africa’s genocide charge

THE HAGUE — Pushing back against South Africa’s complaint at the International Court of Justice, Israel argued on Friday morning that it is Hamas perpetrating genocidal acts, not the IDF.

‘’If there have been acts that may be characterized as genocidal, then they have been perpetrated against Israel,’’ stated Tal Becker, who opened Israel’s defense presentation, adding that ‘’if there is a concern about the obligations of states under the Genocide Convention, then it is in relation to their responsibilities to act against Hamas’s proudly declared agenda of annihilation, which is not a secret, and is not in doubt.’’

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