ICJ Ruling on Israel: a Step Towards Finding Lasting Peace in the Middle East

Jan 26, 2024 | Press Releases

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) notes today’s judgment handed down by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the matter relating to the ongoing humanitarian crisis and conflict in Gaza.

This judgment underscores the urgent need for all parties to the conflict to uphold the rule of law and to explore all possible avenues towards finding a lasting solution in the Middle East. The IFP is of the view that such lasting peace can only be found when both Israel and Palestine, as well as allied groupings such as Hamas, recommit themselves to genuine negotiations leading towards the realization of the Two-State Solution.

The IFP holds firm that the ruling must be respected and upheld and be the basis for renewing the peace process and negotiations by all parties involved namely Israel, Palestine and Hamas with the backing and support of the international community.

This judgement enhances the rights and freedoms of Palestinians. We urge all those in the conflict to equally safeguard the rights, peace and freedom of Israeli citizens

We therefore reiterate our call for the cessation of hostilities and an immediate return to the negotiating table with a Two-State solution being the end goal, thus ensuring that lasting peace is found within the region.

The ICJ’s ruling fundamentally reiterates the position that a solution must be found through constructive dialogue.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP
IFP National Spokesperson
071 111 0539

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