Spain to intervene in South Africa's genocide case against Israel at UN's top court

Foreign minister says decision is aimed at 'ending war' in Gaza and in 'commitment to international law'

Spanish foreign minister José Manuel Albares
Spanish foreign minister José Manuel Albares / Nazaret Romero
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Spanish foreign minister José Manuel Albares has announced that Spain will intervene in the case brought by South Africa against Israel for alleged genocide at the United Nations' top court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ). 

Albares said the decision has been "meditated for weeks" and that the positioning is aimed at "ending the war" in Gaza and in commitment to "international laws. 

The UN's top court ordered Israel two weeks ago to immediately stop the war in Gaza, specifically the attacks on the southern city of Rafah

The announcement comes just a week after Spain officially recognized the State of Palestine

"Recognizing the state of Palestine is not only a matter of historical justice, it is a necessity to achieve peace," Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez said.