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ICJ tells Israel to prevent genocide in Gaza, but doesn't order a cease-fire

Justices at The Hague granted South Africa's request for provisional measures against the Israeli military in Gaza.

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The International Court of Justice approved provisional measures calling on Israel to do all it can to protect civilians and prevent genocide in Gaza.

The top U.N. court's 29-page order on Friday represented an interim victory for South Africa in its case accusing the Israeli military of genocide in Gaza, which Israel strongly denies, but still disappointed Palestinians who hoped the court would declare the need for an immediate cease-fire.

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