US Rejects Israel Genocide Allegations During International Court of Justice Trial

Patel, at the State Department, mentioned that he would refrain from commenting on the legal interpretations and consequences related to deliberate acts of killing.

On Thursday, State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel reiterated the U.S. stance in rejecting accusations of Israel engaging in genocide. Patel chose not to delve into the particulars of South Africa’s ongoing case against Israel, currently under discussion at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

On Thursday, at the White House, National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby restated the United States’ position, emphasizing that there is no foundation for accusations of genocide against Israel.

Kirby opted not to entertain hypothetical questions regarding potential actions the U.S. might take if the International Court of Justice were to rule against Israel.

Our stance on this specific case is evident, and we’ve consistently emphasized our support for Israel as they protect themselves.”

The Crucial Burdens

Since the commencement of the conflict, Kirby noted that the US has engaged in discussions with Israel regarding the unique challenges faced by modern democratic militaries in conducting operations to safeguard innocent civilians and civilian infrastructure.

Meanwhile, at the State Department, Patel declined to delve into the legal implications of intentional killing. Nevertheless, he emphasized that Israel must not only adhere to international humanitarian law in its operations against Hamas but must also take all feasible measures to minimize harm to civilians.

Furthermore, Patel highlighted that the US has conveyed a clear message to Israel about the necessity to respect international human rights standards. He mentioned ongoing efforts to encourage regional partners with influence over Hamas to take steps toward de-escalation, including the release of hostages and moving away from their stated objectives.

When questioned about concerns regarding Israel’s potential involvement in war crimes, Patel underscored that the US has consistently emphasized the importance of respecting international human rights. Regarding allegations of genocide, Patel stated that it’s not premature for the US to assert that there are no grounds for such claims, emphasizing the need for a thorough examination of the law and facts, asserting that the allegations against Israel are unfounded.

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