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Namibian President Hage Geingob on Germany’s flirtation with Israel

Stop to support Israel

by Nancy Drew

President of the Republic of Namibia rejects Germany’s support of the genocidal intent of the racist Israeli State against innocent civilians in Gaza.

On Namibian soil, Germany committed the first genocide of the 20th century in 1904-1908, in which tens of thousands of innocent Namibians died in the most inhumane and brutal conditions.

The German Government is yet to fully atone for the genocide it committed on Namibian soil. Therefore, in light of Germany’s inability to draw lessons from its horrific history, President Hage Geingob expresses deep concern with the shocking decision communicated by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, in which it rejected the morally upright indictment brought forward by South Africa before the International Court of Justice that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.

German weekly Der Spiegel reported that Germany is preparing to deliver around 10,000 pieces of precision 120mm tank ammunition to Israel. It is already known that since the beginning of the Israeli war reaction in the Gaza Strip, Berlin has increased its arms exports to Israel tenfold. At the same time, the German government also supports Israel on a legal level. On January 12, government spokesman, Steffen Hebestreit, announced that Germany would intervene as a third party before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule against South Africa’s case on the Israeli genocide in Gaza, brought by at least 60 other states.

“We know that different countries have different assessments of the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip. However, the German government firmly and explicitly rejects the accusation of genocide that has now been leveled against Israel at the International Court of Justice – Hebestreit said – this accusation has no basis.”

Worryingly, ignoring the violent deaths of over 23 000 Palestinians in Gaza and various United Nations reports disturbingly highlighting the internal displacement of 85% of civilians in Gaza, amid acute shortages of food and essential services, the German Government has chosen to defend in the International Court of Justice the genocidal and gruesome acts of the Israeli Government against innocent civilians in Gaza and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Germany cannot morally express commitment to the United Nations Convention against genocide, including atonement for the genocide in Namibia, whilst supporting the equivalent of a holocaust and genocide in Gaza.

Various international organizations, such as Human Rights Watch have chillingly concluded that Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.

President Geingob reiterates his call made on 31 December 2023, “No peace-loving human being can ignore the carnage waged against Palestinians in Gaza”. In that vein, President Geingob appeals to the German Government to reconsider its untimely decision to intervene as a third-party in defence and support of the genocidal acts of Israel before the International Court of Justice.

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On the cover: Nabimian prisoners from the Herero and Nama tribes during the 1904-1908 war against Germany

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