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Hamas thanks South Africa for filing anti-Israeli genocide case at ICJ

The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas expresses gratitude towards South Africa for the latter’s taking legal proceedings against the Israeli regime over Tel Aviv’s ongoing genocidal war against the Gaza Strip.

Izzat al-Rishq, a member of Hamas’ Political Bureau, made the remarks on Thursday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) held its first hearing in the case that was lodged by Pretoria with the tribunal in late December.

Rishq said the evidence that Pretoria had presented at the court “proved to the entire world that the Zionist regime had resorted to mass killings and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people in Gaza.”

“Once again, South Africa proved the authenticity of its principled position of support for the Palestinian nation,” the Hamas official stated.

Pretoria, he added, “proved that it is against the Zionist regime’s savage crimes against our nation and its legitimate rights.”

The Israeli regime launched the war on October 7 in response to an operation conducted by Gaza’s resistance groups.

Since the start of the United States-backed offensive, the regime has killed at least 23,210 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured more than 59,167 others. Thousands more are also missing and presumed dead under the rubble.

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