Trial at Hague: 'Hamas Tortured Children, Burned Babies'
The trial of Israel at the International Court of Justice at the Hague entered its second day on Friday morning, January 12. At the hearing, Israel is expected to explain that the war in Gaza began only as a result of the October 7 massacre in Israel, which was perpetrated by the Hamas terror group, along with some of Gaza’s civilians.
Attorney Tal Becker, the Foreign Ministry’s legal adviser, noted that given the Jewish nation’s history, it is not surprising that Israel was one of the first nations in the world to adopt the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
“This is a war against Hamas and Islamic Jihad and other terror organizations whose brutality knows no bounds. Hamas is trying to maximize the suffering of civilians in Gaza, while Israel is trying to minimize it,” he also said.
Describing the horrors of October 7, he said, “On October 7, during a Jewish holiday, thousands of Hamas terrorists and others infiltrated Israel from the sea, ground, and air. Under fire of thousands of rockets, a massacre was carried out, with mutilation and rape. They tortured children in front of their parents and parents in front of their children, burned babies alive, and systematically raped women, men, and children. 1,200 were murdered, 240 were taken hostage, including infants, elderly, Holocaust survivors, and people with disabilities.”
Professor Malcolm Shaw, a British attorney who is representing Israel, emphasized that “If there is any genocidal intent, it is the events of October 7.” Dr. Galit Raguan noted that South Africa completely ignored Hamas’ military strategy, which includes using civilian structures for military purposes. Raguan presented photos of rockets and missiles hidden in a children’s room, rockets launched from the roof of a United Nations building, tunnels dug beneath Shifa Hospital, and more.
Following the hearing, the court declared that the verdict would be read publicly at a date still to be determined. (INN / VFI News)
“Lord, we pray for justice to prevail in the International Court of Justice as Israel is being put on trial for a genocide it did not commit. We pray that the truth will shine forth and the world will see Hamas for who they are and Israel for who she is. We pray that You would silence the lying tongues and that Israel’s innocence will be shown to everyone who is trying to accuse her of crimes she didn’t commit. We ask that You would bring the murderous terror organizations to justice and stop them from causing further havoc.”
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