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Refusal to join genocide case against Israel ‘unacceptable’, says Sinn Féin

Taoiseach has ruled out joining the South African case saying he wants to be ‘very careful’ about using the term genocide

Matt Carty, Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs: “If the case for making a referral to the ICJ against Russia was strong, and it was, then the case for doing so in respect of Israeli aggression is beyond dispute.” Picture: Sam Boal

The refusal of the Irish government to join South African proceedings accusing Israel of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is “unacceptable” and smacks of “double standards”, according to Matt Carthy, Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs.

Carthy was speaking following a press conference organised by the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, where TDs and campaigners called on the Irish government to support and join the case put forward by South Africa at the ICJ.