International court orders Israel to allow aid to enter Gaza

Last Updated on March 30, 2024 4:33 am

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to ensure the free flow of aid to prevent famine in the Palestinian Gaza Strip. The BBC reported this information in Friday’s report.

In a unanimous decision, the UN’s highest court said Israel must authorize the “immediate provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance.”

Famine could begin in Gaza within weeks — the ICJ order came after observers warned.

Although the army is blocking the entry of aid into Gaza – Israel claims that such accusations are “totally baseless”.

Earlier last January, this international court in The Hague ordered Israel to take all measures to prevent genocidal activities in Gaza.

However, even if there is a legal obligation to comply with the order of ICZ, this court has no power to implement it.

The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Global Initiative, run by the World Food Program and others, warned in a report last week that a “catastrophic” situation was emerging in Gaza.

The report said all of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents were “experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity” and that famine could begin in the northern part of the territory before the end of May.

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