The Palestinian prime minister announced on Feb. 26 that he and his council of ministers will resign from the Palestinian Authority amid declining support, which has been weakened by accusations of corruption, withdrawn financial aid, and the slow pace of progress toward Palestinian self-determination.5 minute read
The U.S. testified at the United Nations’ court on Feb. 21, saying that Israel should not be “legally obligated to immediately and unconditionally withdraw” from occupied Palestinian territory and instead the International Court of Justice should work within the “land-for-peace” framework to issue their opinion.6 minute read
The United Nations General Assembly has asked the organization’s court to give advice on what legal consequences Israel should face for its decades-long occupation of the Palestinian territories.7 minute read
Aziz Abu Sarah grew up in East Jerusalem. When he was 9 years old, his older brother was arrested on suspicion of throwing rocks and died shortly after his release from internal injuries sustained during his time in prison. “For eight years, my life was focused on revenge,” Aziz told Blue Marble. But when he was 18, he decided to study Hebrew.
Activist Vivian Silver dedicated her life to building a path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. On Oct. 7, she was killed in the Hamas attacks. Yonatan Zeigen talked with Blue Marble about his mother's life and the impact of her death.
Why one ICJ judge voted against every approved provisional measure in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel
Julia Sebutinde of Uganda voted no on more measures in the ICJ's ruling than the judge Israel appointed to the UN court for this case.3 minute read
The court did not order a cease-fire. In 63% of previous cases, it denied similar requests to stop military action.4 minute read
From oil to Ikea furniture: Red Sea conflict and Panama Canal drought delay shipments and could increase emissions
Over 90% of the world's traded goods are transported by ship.4 minute read
The ICJ is considering whether to approve provisional measures that would immediately order Israel to stop all military operations in the Gaza Strip.5 minute read
The International Criminal Court, which prosecutes individuals for international crimes, has been investigating potential crimes committed in the Palestinian territories since 2021, including those committed by Hamas militants and Israeli military members during the Israel-Hamas war.4 minute read