Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares announced that his country will join South Africa in its lawsuit against the Israeli entity before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Albares said that Spain will join the lawsuit to help ICJ, as precautionary measures are not being applied, indicating that their implementation is seemly not taking place any time soon.

On Dec. 29, 2023, South Africa filed a lawsuit against the Israeli entity before the ICJ, after Israeli's involvement in acts of genocide against the Palestinians citizens in the Gaza Strip.

The lawsuit filed by South Africa against the Israeli entity - the occupying power, before the ICJ, received a wide Arab and International support.

Since the initial rulings, several countries have come forward to intervene in the case using a clause in the Statute of the ICJ that allows third parties to join the proceedings.

The first country to submit an official request to the ICJ was Nicaragua on Jan. 23, 2024, followed by Colombia in April 2024. On May 10, 2024, Libya submitted a request to the court to intervene in the case against the Israeli entity as well, while the most recent of which was Chile, as it announced joining the lawsuit on June 2.

Several countries announced their intention to join South Africa in the lawsuit, namely: Maldives, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and Belgium. (QNA)
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