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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul issued the following statement condemning the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) determination on South Africa’s genocide accusations against Israel as it continues to defend itself against Hamas following the brutal October 7 attacks. 

“I condemn the ICJ’s determination that South Africa’s claims against Israel under the Genocide Convention are ‘plausible’. South Africa’s claims are meritless, and the U.S. must continue to provide unwavering support to Israel to defend itself against the threat posed by Hamas.

“I am deeply concerned that South Africa’s claims are politically motivated, highlighting its close ties with Hamas, and demonstrating its efforts to align with Iran, Russia, and the Chinese Communist Party’s interests. I call upon South Africa to withdraw its case before the Court and focus on upholding democratic values.”