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Germany to request join as third party in Hague case: 'Israel is not committing genocide'

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The German government strongly rejected Friday the accusations made at the UN's top court that Israel is engaged in "genocide" in Gaza and cautions against the "political instrumentalization" of such charges. 

Steffen Hebestreit © Bundesregierung/Kugler

The German government strongly rejected Friday the accusations made at the UN's top court that Israel is engaged in "genocide" in Gaza and cautions against the "political instrumentalization" of such charges. 

Government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit asserted in a statement that Israel is acting in self-defense following "inhuman" attacks by Hamas on October 7. 

Hebestreit emphasizes Germany's commitment to the UN Genocide Convention, signed in 1948 in response to the Holocaust, considering Germany's history and the crimes against humanity.

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