Spain Declares Intention to Intervene in ICJ Genocide Case Against Israel

Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Albares, has announced the nation’s intention to intervene in South Africa’s genocide case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel, on the side of South Africa.

Spain joins a quickly growing list of nations that have either applied to join, or announced their intention to do so.

Most recently, the State of Palestine formally applied to intervene on June 3rd. This followed Chile who announced their intention to intervene on June 1st, and Mexico who applied formally to join on May 28th.

Notably, Spain also recently issued an official recognition of Palestinian statehood, which was subject to significant Israeli condemnation. Spain’s recognition came as a joint move with Ireland and Norway on May 28th, which was soon followed by Slovenia, who officially recognized Palestinian statehood on Tuesday, June 4th.