There war in the Middle East continues between attacks, propaganda and hostages. Dozens of people blocked, for the third consecutive day, the entry of humanitarian aid at the Israeli Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza, while Tel Aviv bombed Hezbollah in Lebanon, an attack that caused four deaths. Hamas has instead released a new video showing three Israeli girls prisoners in Gaza – they are the soldiers Daniella Gilboa and Karina Ariev and the civilian Doron Steinbrecher – a warning for the Jewish State. But there is also another game that is played at an international level. Yesterday was the day of the sentence International Court of Justice in The Hague: the robes rejected the appeal request of Israel on the complaint from South Africa against Tel Aviv for genocide in the Strip. While we believe there is sufficient urgency to order provisional measures, Pretoria’s main call for a ceasefire was rejected. By ordering Israel to prevent the commission of acts of genocide and to provide humanitarian assistance to the local population, no measures were taken on military operations, which were expected to continue.
Any complicity would mark a point of no return, especially since we are talking about a United Nations body. After having often spoken nonsense in recent months, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was “horrified” by the accusations, but the situation certainly cannot be resolved with a few words and a few pats on the back. The EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell also asked theUnrwa to provide “full transparency on the allegations” and to take “immediate action against the personnel involved”. Tranchant the reaction of the United States, which suspended funding: “The State Department has temporarily suspended additional funding to UNRWA while it examines these allegations and the measures the United Nations is taking to address them.” Loopholes and unclear investigations are prohibited: UNRWA will have to clarify what happened, because there is talk of complicity in attacks that killed more than 1,200 innocent women, men and children.