JOHANNESBURG - A referral to investigate potential war crimes in Gaza has been delivered to the International Criminal Court by South Africa's Ambassador to the Hague.
South Africa was joined by Bangladesh, Bolivia, Venezuela, Comoros and Djibouti in its referral.
The court opened an investigation into conflicts in Palestinian territories in 2018 and has confirmed that the recent escalation into all-out war, will be added to this.
South Africa has called on other countries to join its referral, or submit their own, to give further weight to the investigation.
The ICC, in turn, has called on all parties to the Rome Statute to provide both full cooperation and support for it, to effectively deliver on its mandate. eNCA