Government Urged To Assess Risks With Backing South African Case Against Israel

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South Africa is accusing Israel of genocide, with that case currently before the ICJ.

The Government is facing calls to ensure Ireland's actions in South Africa's case against Israel don't impact our troops on the ground.

Former Army Ranger and Independent Kildare South TD Cathal Berry has been questioning the Tanaiste on whether a risk assessment has been carried out, should Ireland back South Africa's case before the International Court of Justice.

It's accusing Israel of genocide.

The ICJ is due to give its initial ruling on whether it'll grant emergency measures to stop the war in Gaza this afternoon.

Deputy Berry says there are consequences to our actions:

This is a preliminary ruling as part of a wider case South Africa’s taken against Israel accusing it of genocide.

The Israelis reject that completely.

South Africa's international relations minister, Naledi Pandor, says the International Court of Justice must impose provisional measures now, because of the seriousness of the claims:

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