Irish lawyer Blinne Ni Ghralaigh accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza at UN court

The lawyer said said that there was a need for urgent provisional measures to order the Israeli military to halt its operations in Gaza

A man evacuates a wounded girl after Israeli bombardment in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Picture: Getty

An Irish lawyer representing South Africa in its case alleging Israel is carrying out a genocide has said that “nobody is safe” in Gaza.

Blinne Ni Ghralaigh KC told judges at the International Court of Justice that the “horror of the genocide against the Palestinian people” was being live-streamed around the world in real time.

She said the international community had failed the Palestinian people who were broadcasting their own destruction “in the desperate, so ...