EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): This is an unprecedented (but preliminary) decision by an overwhelming majority (15-2) that orders Israel to stop committing genocide. Israel is ordered to come back in one month and prove that it complied with the order and stopped killing innocent civilians…

For the rest of the legal parameters, please watch the video of the two Alexes of the Duran and the excellent analysis by MoonOfAlabama…

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source – moonofalabama.com

The ICJ Could Not Order A General Ceasefire. It Ordered Israel To Cease Fire.

The responses by U.S. mainstream media to the ICJ judgment on Israel are moronic.

Neither of these headlines is completely true, nor do they reflect the court’s order:

No legal scholar expected the International Court of Justice to order a general ceasefire.

The court could not order a general ceasefire because its jurisdiction covers only one of the waring parties. An order for a general ceasefire would require that all parties of a conflict be nation-states and have signed the Genocide Convention. Hamas, however, is not a state and is not a signatory of the Genocide Convention and thus not under the ICJ’s jurisdiction.

So the court did indeed not order a ceasefire.

It could not.

But the court ordered Israel to cease fire.

Point 85/86 of the court’s order says:

85. The Court deems it necessary to emphasize that all parties to the conflict in the Gaza Strip are bound by international humanitarian law. It is gravely concerned about the fate of the hostages abducted during the attack in Israel on 7 October 2023 and held since then by Hamas and other armed groups, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

86. For these reasons,

THE COURT,
Indicates the following provisional measures:
(1) By fifteen votes to two,
The State of Israel shall, in accordance with its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in relation to Palestinians in Gaza, take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts within the scope of Article II of this Convention, in particular:
(a) killing members of the group;
(b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

The court clearly orders Israel to take all(!) measures to prevent the killing or wounding of Palestinians.

In short: The court orders Israel to cease fire.

All of it. Now.

The mainstream media try to obfuscate that order with a reference to a general ceasefire which would have to include an order to all parties of the conflict.

That three of the leading media are using similar headlines and a similar obfuscation of the actual judgment points to a concerted propaganda campaign well prepared in advance of the today’s order.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Nick. Have you read the National Herald article on Elpidoforos’ plans for the patriarchate and the reason for his visit in Greece? If not, I can send it to yoj

  2. Hey Nick. I just read that Mitsotakis said that Greece will be receiving C-130S, Frigates, tanks and more free of charge from the US. He claims that this development is the result of Greece following a common Western alliance policy on Ukraine and all other matters, thereby cementing Greece’s reputation as a reliable partner to America. One of the articles publish on here by another writer, claimed that Greece is getting nothing in return for her strictly Western outlook. He said that natural gas is costing Greece 7 times what other nations pay. I would guess that the price of natural gas is due to the embargo on Russia. The good thing though is that Greek winters are very mild and natural gas has never been a staple in Greek housholds.

  3. Hey Lambros and Helleniscope.. What does an article from the State department and irrelevant Ahepa Mouthpiece…The Greek National Herald have to do with the most significant news for the last 75 years which apparently, Hellenicope is reluctant to post , about what the ICC really is saying , and for the first time maybe everyone in the world ,even the mindless Evangelicals and Jews of America can understand about their Criminal Enterprise called the U.S. government ..who the believe they are entitled as the chosen people to rule the world!
    Justice Minister of Israel ..Shaked and Judges of International Criminal Court at the Hague say loud and Clear … Self Proclaimed Zionist leaders of the U.S government, Ukraine and Israel … Joe Biden, Anthony Blinken, Tom Kean Jr. and Jewish and Evangelical lawmakers of the U.S Congress are leaders of a Criminal Enterprise called Zionism!
    “Zionism contradicts human rights, and thus is indeed an ultranationalist, colonialist and racist movement” and now ordered to stop Genocide of the Orthodox, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim civilians, and houses of worship of Gaza and Palestine … which has been Aided and Abetted by Congressman Tom Kean Jr. and Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey thru money laundering and embezzlement of Billions of dollars of U.S treasury which have been used to support the Economic, Political , and Military assault on the Christian and Muslim civilians of Gaza and Palestine, but the Ukraine! Like Menendez … all Congressional lawmakers and members of the Biden Cabinets who have supported Israel and provided them with billion of dollars of the Christian treasury of America in the commission of crimes are subject to arrest ,like any other Criminal Organization ! Today LGBQT Jewish Zionist U.S ambassador Pressman to Hungary .has publically stated …that the leader of Hungary is a Putin agent ..who is not complying with the policies of America and EU Parliament towards Russia …and therefore .. America has the right to”Coerce, Extort and use its power to make the Sovereign Nation of Hungary comply with American Policies! It just doesn’t get better than this … Extortion, Blackmail , Coersion , interference in the internal affairs of a Sovereign Nation, and about 10 other counts of Rico Act violations without a “Declared War” on Hungary, Russia or any other country of the world….is a violation of the Racketeering and Influence Corruption act of America , UN Charter laws etc etc .and frankly acts of Zionist Fascist Nation or Crime syndicate! Hey lambros, they used to accuse the state department of creating crisis to deflect their crimes from the public they were committing around the world! lets not deflect the significant implications of the Judges rulings on the acknowledged empire of lies crimes! Hillariously, no one has mentioned that the ruling of the ICC certifies that Yemens war on U.S and Israel to stop Genocide of Palestine is a humanitarian war ..and perfectly legitimate! So Nick .. what are your thoughts on my post?

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