That is why the EU is considering imposing sanctions on Israel

Last Updated on May 29, 2024 5:57 pm

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to stop military operations in Rafah, the besieged Gaza Strip. The European Union (EU) is thinking of imposing sanctions on the country if Israel continues to attack Rafah in violation of ICZ directives.

Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs Michael Martin said that in the meantime, the foreign ministers of the European Union of 27 countries have had important discussions among themselves about the possibility of imposing sanctions.

Martin told reporters after the EU’s foreign affairs council meeting in Brussels that it was the first time the EU had seen an important discussion on the imposition of sanctions on Israel.

At least 45 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli air strike on a refugee camp in Rafah on Sunday. Hundreds of Palestinians were injured in this attack. This terrible attack on the refugee camp caused a storm of criticism around the world. European foreign ministers held a meeting immediately after this incident.

It is reported that the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and the European Union have already imposed sanctions on many Israeli illegal settlers for alleged violence against Palestinians in the West Bank. All these countries are Israel’s main allies in world politics.

Last week, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to cease military operations in Rafah in a temporary order. The court said an Israeli attack there would risk the destruction of Palestinian civilians sheltering there. The Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the ICJ judgment was discussed in their meeting.

Martin said the EU foreign ministers agreed that Israel must comply with these ICZ directives. According to the instructions, they have to stop their military operations in Rafah.

Several European foreign ministers have also raised the possibility of sanctions against Israeli government officials who aid and abet Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, Irish media RTE quoted Martin as saying.

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