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Nicaragua files case at ICJ against Germany for aiding Israel

Nicaragua has filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Germany for providing Israel financial and military aid, and for suspending funding for the UN Palestinian Refugee Agency (UNRWA).

The case brought on by Nicaragua builds on South Africa's ICJ case against Israel. In it Nicaragua states that Germany is violating the 1948 Genocide convention and the 1949 Geneva convention on the laws of war in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Nicaragua has asked the ICJ to issue emergency measures that would require Germany to stop its military aid to Israel. 

Typically, the World Court sets a date for a hearing on any requested emergency measures within a week of a case being filed.

Along with the United States, Germany is one of the largest arms exporters to Israel. 

On Thursday, Israeli troops opened fire on thousands of Palestinians waiting for food assistance in Gaza. The attack killed at least 112 palestinans and left over 750 wounded. 

Since 7 October 30,000 Palestinians have been killed. 

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