Nicaragua sues Germany for "facilitating genocide" in Gaza at the ICJ in The Hague

Nicaragua sued the Federal Republic of Germany at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, because it politically and militarily supported Israel in the execution of the Genocide and blocked the funds of the humanitarian agency UNRWA

by Sededin Dedovic
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Nicaragua sues Germany for "facilitating genocide" in Gaza at the ICJ in The Hague
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Nicaragua filed a lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Germany at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, accusing it of providing political and military support to Israel and blocking funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

The official charge is for facilitating Israel's genocide against the civilians of Gaza. The accusation also refers to the planned ethnic cleansing of the Gaza Strip in order to create new settler settlements when Gaza is also occupied.

This Central American country justified its move by citing Germany's political, financial and military support for Israel and its cancellation of funding for the Palestinian humanitarian agency UNRWA, as announced by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.

Nicaragua argued that Germany was not fulfilling its obligation to do everything possible to prevent the genocide, as stated in the application filed. Nicaragua called on the court to issue a verdict against Germany urgently if it wants to preserve the international order and prevent further bloodshed by the stronger against the weaker, stating that international law only applies to the weaker.

They warned that this could have long-term consequences and that the court in The Hague must prove its transparency. Nicaragua did not criticize the UN, but they criticized the US veto on the suspension of the IDF military offensive, saying that it destroyed the institution of the United Nations.

Following allegations that UNRWA staff were involved in an unexpected attack by the Islamist Hamas movement on Israel on October 7, a number of countries, including major donors, stopped funding the humanitarian agency. In addition to Germany, these are the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

At the end of December, South Africa, which already had Apartheid, sued Israel before the International Court of Justice for alleged violations of the Convention on Genocide committed during the war in Gaza. The UN court issued an interim ruling ordering Israel to take protective measures to prevent genocide.

However, another emergency complaint by South Africa against Israel regarding the upcoming military offensive on the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip was rejected.

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