Trócaire has today welcomed the International Court of Justice ruling in South Africa’s case against Israel, and in particular the provisional measures imposed to ensure humanitarian access.
Reacting to the ruling from the Hague, Trócaire’s CEO Caoimhe de Barra, said: “We welcome the findings from the International Court of Justice today in particular the ruling that Israel must take measures to ensure humanitarian access.
“While we would like to have seen an order for a full and immediate ceasefire we welcome the provisional measures which we hope will serve to protect the people of Gaza. Trócaire is now calling on the Irish government to ensure that Israel complies with all of the provisional measures imposed by the ICJ and that Ireland engages with its partners in the EU and USA to in particular to achieve this.
“We’re asking the Irish government to join the substantive case with South Africa as soon as possible and we continue to call for full ceasefire and a political resolution that respects the legitimate rights of Palestinians and which achieves a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians.”
“In the past few months, over 25,000 thousand Palestinians, many of them children, have been killed by Israel. 1 in 4 people in Gaza are now at risk of starvation, and almost the entire population have been forced from their homes.
“Trócaire partners are on the ground in Gaza helping survivors access the most essential, lifesaving humanitarian relief including food, safe water, hygiene supplies, blankets, and shelter in order to rush help to hungry and injured families in Gaza. Urgent medical missions are also being conducted to procure and deliver stocks of desperately needed drugs and medical supplies, a lifeline with more than half of hospitals in Gaza no longer functioning.”