Federations speak out against baseless genocide accusations at ICJ

In response to the baseless accusations leveled against Israel at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, Jewish Federations of North America have joined other major Jewish groups in signing a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the subject.

"There is simply no basis for the claim that Israel is engaging or has the intention to engage in genocide in Gaza or elsewhere. Israel has repeatedly stated its conflict is with Hamas terrorists – who are responsible for the October 7th massacre – not the millions of Palestinian civilians living in Gaza," the letter states.

"During its military operations, the IDF has gone to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties. This includes giving advance warnings for civilians to evacuate targeted areas, creating humanitarian corridors for civilian safe passage, facilitating the delivery of truckloads of humanitarian aid into Gaza, and working with the United States and others to develop best practices on avoiding civilian casualties.

"Sadly, the government of South Africa has decided to ignore this reality in favor of an incendiary and dangerous political stunt, with the nefarious goal of undermining Israel’s right to defend itself and protect its own citizens."

You can read the full letter here.

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