ICJ ordered Israel to stop operations in Rafah

Last Updated on May 25, 2024 7:42 am

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered an end to Israel’s ongoing military operation in the Palestinian town of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

This instruction was given on Friday (May 24). The president of the International Court of Justice, Nawaf Salam, said that the humanitarian situation in Rafah has “deteriorated further” since the court’s last order in March.

Al Jazeera reported that Nawaf said the humanitarian situation in Rafah was now classified as “catastrophic”. The Court is not convinced that the measures taken by Israel to increase the safety of civilians in the Gaza Strip are sufficient. Not enough steps have been taken to reduce the risk, especially for those recently displaced from Rafah. The Palestinian people are at risk as a result of the military operation in Rafah.

Nawaf Salam said that Israel must immediately stop the military attack on Rafah. The attack could hit Palestinian groups in Gaza. It will disrupt the normal life of the people living there and may even lead to their physical destruction.

Israel has been asked to submit a report to the court within one month on the progress in implementing the measures ordered by the ICJ. The court also ordered Israel to open the Rafah border crossing for the entry of humanitarian aid.

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