Disobeying ICJ orders, Israel attacked Rafah

Last Updated on May 25, 2024 7:15 am

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to immediately stop military operations in Gaza’s Rafah. Disobeying this order, the Israeli forces attacked Rafah within a few minutes. Rafa Shaboura refugee camp was attacked by warplanes on Friday. BBC news.

According to the BBC, shortly after the announcement of ICZ’s verdict, Israeli warplanes carried out repeated airstrikes on the Shaboura camp located in the center of Rafah city. A worker at a Kuwait hospital told the BBC that rescue workers were unable to reach the scene due to heavy bombardment.

A panel of 15 judges of the United Nations’ highest court on Friday ordered Israel to stop attacks on the Palestinian city of Rafah in the besieged Gaza Strip, hearing a case brought by South Africa.

At the same time, the ICJ ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing to Egypt for the entry of humanitarian aid, ensuring the access of investigators to Gaza and allowing fact-finding missions to enter Gaza.

However, Israel rejected ICJ’s ruling, Reuters reported.

Israel says it has the right to protect its people. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed allegations of genocide against Israel as false.

Meanwhile, ICJ chief judge Nawaf Salam said that any attack by Israel on Rafah should be stopped immediately.

South Africa approached the International Court of Justice demanding an end to Israel’s attack on Rafah. The country claims Israel is committing genocide in Gaza. The country demanded an immediate stop to the attacks there.

ICZ judges have ordered a halt to the attack on Rafah today, taking into account South Africa’s request.

The court’s judges said they were not satisfied with Israel’s security commitments to Gaza residents and the process it is using to evacuate residents from Rafah.

The British press BBC reported that the order given by the International Court of Justice today was mainly given so that the condition of the common people of Gaza does not deteriorate further.

In addition, this is the first time that the highest court of the United Nations has given such an order to the occupying Israel; By which they would have to make major changes in their military plans.

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