Tlaib, Bush Joint Statement on International Court of Justice’s Initial Ruling in South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israeli Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) and Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following joint statement on the International Court of Justice’s provisional measures ruling:

“Today the International Court of Justice signaled an end to impunity for the Israeli government in the international legal system. We welcome international accountability for the ongoing atrocities the Israeli government is perpetrating in Gaza. The Court overwhelmingly recognizes the risk that the Israeli government could be committing genocide in Gaza and believes immediate action is necessary to prevent further harm to the Palestinian people, even as the case continues. We applaud South Africa for speaking up for human rights and our shared humanity. 

“This ruling underscores the urgency of the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the Israeli and U.S. governments in Gaza. The only way to implement the Court’s orders is by facilitating a lasting ceasefire that includes the release of hostages and those arbitrarily detained. 

“This ruling also puts the U.S. government on notice for enabling violations of the Genocide Convention. The Biden Administration must not only affirm the legitimacy of this ruling and facilitate an immediate ceasefire—it must comply with federal and international law by suspending military assistance to the Israeli government. 

“After more than 100 days, over 26,000 Palestinians killed, over 64,000 injured, over 8,000 missing, and over 1.7 million displaced, there are no excuses for inaction. We will continue to demand a lasting ceasefire, full accountability, and a credible diplomatic process that achieves genuine peace and justice for all.”   


Recent Posts

Jun 20, 2024
Justice for All

Tlaib, Kamlager-Dove Introduce Resolution on Juneteenth to Honor, Preserve, and Invest in Freedmen’s Settlements

DETROIT — Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) and Sydney Kamlager-Dove (CA-37) introduced a resolution to honor, preserve, and invest in former Freedmen’s Settlements—communities established by freed enslaved African Americans following the abolition of slavery. Over 1,200 Freedmen’s Settlements and Black towns were established throughout the South and across the nation before and after emancipation to create safer, self-sustaining, and thriving communities away […]

Jun 18, 2024

Op-Ed in The Nation: Black Liberation and Palestinian Liberation Are Interconnected

by Nina Turner and Rashida Tlaib From Detroit to Cleveland to Gaza, and everywhere in between, we must fight for a world built on equal rights, freedom from oppression, and human dignity for all people. In the words of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” The collective liberation of oppressed […]

May 31, 2024

Tlaib Statement on Targeting of WSU Students

DETROIT — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) released the following statement: “On May 23, 2024, Wayne State University students exercising their constitutional rights to protest set up a peaceful encampment on campus, calling for an end to the University’s investments in weapons manufacturers and the Israeli government’s ongoing genocide in Gaza and greater transparency from the University. “As […]