Guardian corrects erroneous characterisation of ICJ ruling

A Guardian op-ed by Miqdaad Versi, spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, included a false characterisation of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ruling on the situation in Gaza – one which contradicts a recent statement by the ICJ’s President.

The op-ed (“There is a way for Starmer’s Labour to fix the big rift with Muslim voters – if it has the will”, May 6), includes this:

It’s true that Labour claimed its position had been misinterpreted, and its stance on Gaza did eventually move, albeit after Israel had killed well over 25,000 Palestinians, most of whom were women and children, and after the international court of justice considered Israel to be plausibly committing genocide.

We complained to Guardian editors, noting this BBC interview with Joan O’Donoghue, the ICJ President, where she dispelled this widely disseminated false claim.

Our complaint was upheld, and the following addendum added:

See here for other CAMERA corrections on the same issue.

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