Canada’s Foreign Minister, Mélanie Joly, has published a cautious statement in the wake of the ICJ case accusing Israel of genocide, and the resulting provisional measures Israel has been ordered to implement.

“Canada supports the ICJ’s critical role in the peaceful settlement of disputes and its work in upholding the international rules-based order,” she said.

“Our support for the ICJ does not mean that we accept the premise of the case brought by South Africa. It is for the ICJ to make a final decision on the case, which it has not done today. We continue to follow the case very closely.

“Canada will continue to support Israel’s right to exist and defend itself, in accordance with international law. Nothing can justify Hamas’ brutal attacks on October 7, including the appalling loss of life, and the heinous acts of violence perpetrated in those attacks.”... Read More: Arutz-7