Turkey to Join Genocide Case Against Israel at ICJ

By Yoni Weiss

A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands. (REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen)

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan announced Tuesday that Ankara will formally intervene in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

This decision comes in the wake of heightened tensions between Turkey and Israel following the latter’s ongoing war against the Hamas in Gaza.

Fidan condemned the loss of civilian lives in the Oct. 7 terror attack but emphasized that Israel’s actions, which he described as systematic killings and rendering entire residential areas uninhabitable, constitute crimes against humanity and attempted genocide.

However, a foreign ministry official clarified that Turkey has not yet submitted the formal application to the ICJ.

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