The request is separate from South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the ICJ.
The Biden administration’s support for Israel has come under fierce criticism both around the world and in the U.S.
As the international community awaits the ICJ's verdict, the U.S. position underscores the complex diplomatic landscape surrounding the Israeli occupation and the search for a sustainable peace solution.
The onslaught in Gaza has disproportionately affected women and children, who constitute approximately 70 percent of the over 29,000 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces.
With over 50 nations participating, the International Court of Justice delves into Israel's 57-year occupation of Palestine amid allegations of severe human rights abuses.
Amidst this backdrop, the U.S. Congress is deliberating a substantial aid package for Israel, which includes over $10 billion in military assistance.
The war has severely impacted Gaza's food supply, which was already reliant on imports and humanitarian aid.
The search for 6-year-old Hind Rajab in war-torn Gaza culminates in profound sorrow, as her fate intertwines with those of fallen rescue workers.
Alex de Waal says famine in Gaza is “inevitable” as those warnings have been ignored and Israel’s war on Gaza is poised to continue.
"This is precisely why Israel was taken to the International Court of Justice with the accusation that it is committing genocide."