Charge Israel With Genocide at the International Court of Justice!

Israel’s over 75 days of bombing of 2.3 million Gazans, while denying access to water, food, medicine and fuel and no escape from the slaughter, undeniably meets the criteria for genocide. Urge members of the United Nations to invoke the Genocide Convention at the International Court of Justice to charge Israel with the crime of genocide in Gaza.

South Africa is the first country to institute proceedings against Israel for the crime of genocide in Gaza, let's push other countries to follow their lead!

Sign our petition below to UN ambassadors and embassy staff from Algeria, the Palestinian Authority, Pakistan, Turkey and other countries and UN parties expressing outrage at Israel’s bombardment of 2.3 million imprisoned Gazans.

Dear United Nations Signatory to the UN Genocide Convention:

We urge your country to immediately invoke the Genocide Convention at the International Court of Justice​ (ICJ) to stop Israel’s annihilation and genocide in Gaza. South Africa already launched this case on December 29, giving your country an opportunity to follow its lead.

Over 22,000 dead, 51,000 wounded, 1.9 million uprooted.

Our heart aches for Gaza. 

Your UN mission, government leaders and populace have rightfully expressed outrage at Israel’s bombing of hospitals, clinics, apartments, UN refugee centers and escape routes, disproportionately killing civilians, many of them children in Gaza’s densely packed coastal strip. 

We ask your country to take the next step–to file a request with the International Court of Justice (World Court) to investigate and charge Israel with the crime of genocide.

Under the UN Convention on the Prohibition and Punishment of Genocide, the crime of genocide is defined as acts perpetrated to bring about the physical destruction, in whole or in part, of a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.

Israel’s imposition of collective punishment on Gaza, relentlessly bombing civilians, denying an imprisoned population water, food, medicine and fuel – making life unlivable–meets the criteria for the crime of genocide.  

If after an investigation, the ICJ (World Court) concludes that Israel should be prosecuted for the crime of genocide, the UN General Assembly–even if the US and Israel kick and scream– can pressure the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel for  the crime of genocide in Gaza.

If a majority of the  world’s nations call for a ceasefire, yet fail to press for prosecution of Israel – what is to stop Israel from ethnically cleansing all Palestinians?  For that matter, what is to stop other nations from repeating the same horror?

We, the undersigned, urge you to join South Africa and invoke the Genocide Convention to demand Israel be charged and prosecuted.

Take Israel to court for turning Gaza into a graveyard for children. 

STOP the genocide!

Sincerely, 

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