A number of civil society organizations have expressed their support for the complaint filed by South Africa against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Many hope that the ICJ will follow the South African legal team’s request and grant an interim order calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, as requested by South Africa.
“We wanted to thank South Africa, through its embassy in Tunisia, for doing what no Arab or Islamic country has done by calling for a ceasefire, because innocent people are still dying in Palestine today,” said the president of the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women, Naila Al-Zouglami.
The growing list of countries endorsing the request includes the Arab League bloc.
South Africa’s envoy to Tunisia believes his country’s legal team has a strong case.
“The difference between what happened before and what’s happening now is that tangible evidence of the Israeli government and army has been gathered and can be used against them.”
The Israeli offensive has forced almost 85% of Gaza’s 2.3 million inhabitants to leave their homes. Only a trickle of food, water, medicine and other supplies makes it through the Israeli siege.