IP- Bolivia has become the latest country to announce it is supporting South Africa’s application to the International Court of Justice, which accuses Israel of crimes of genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.

Iran PressAmerica: Bolivia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it was joining the case as a signatory to the Genocide Convention “committed to peace and justice”.

Turkey and Malaysia have also announced support for the case.

“South Africa took a historic step in the defence of the Palestinian people,” Bolivia’s statement added.

The statement also noted that Bolivia, together with South Africa, Bangladesh, Comoros, and Djibouti, presented a request to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) – a separate international court that prosecutes individuals – to investigate the situation in Palestine on November 17.

The pressure on the Zionist regime to be tried in the ICJ is increasing.

Ofer Cassif – a Knesset member representing the far-left, Arab-majority Hadash coalition – has expressed his support for this week’s hearing at the ICJ assessing South Africa’s accusations of genocide against Israel.

In a post on X, he accused the Israeli government of leading “South Africa to turn to The Hague”.

“My constitutional duty is to Israeli society and all of its residents, not to a government whose members and its coalition are calling for ethnic cleansing and even actual genocide,” he wrote.

In October, Cassif was suspended by the Israeli parliament’s ethics panel after he compared Netanyahu’s Gaza plan with the Nazis’ “Final Solution” against Jews in Europe.

Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip since a cross-border attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Oct. 7, killing at least 20,674 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injuring 54,536  others, according to local health authorities.  The revised death toll from Hamas’s attack on Israel stands at 1,139.

At least 22,835 people have been killed – including 9,600 children in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.

A report by the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs - UNOCHA - said that Between January 5 to 7, 225 Palestinians were killed and another 296 injured.

Israeli forces killed 11 Palestinians, including two sets of brothers, in the West Bank on January 6 and 7.


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