International Court of Justice Demands Israel Immediately Halt Rafah Offensive

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The International Court of Justice ordered Israel to stop offensive operations in Gaza’s city of Rafah.

The top court of the United Nations cited an “immediate threat” to Palestinians. It noted that more than 800.000 people were forced to flee Rafah after Israeli forces began to conduct ground operations in a zone that was once declared a safety zone.

Judge Nawaf Salm, President of the ICJ said Israel failed to adequately address and dispel the concerns raised by its military offensive. Meanwhile, the “catastrophic living conditions” of Palestinians had deteriorated even further.

It is expected that the ICJ, as the highest court of the UN, will not be honoured. This is not the case. Instead, the ICJ prosecutors are requesting arrest warrants for Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Galant. They do this to undermine Israel’s self-defense right in the wake of the October 7, 2008 Hamas massacre.

The fact that Israel continues to recover hostages’ bodies from Rafah is a telling sign.

The fact that the judge who handed down the ruling has a history of anti-Israel bias is telling.

Israel has stated that it will not accept any court order ending the war against Hamas. An Israeli official said that Benjamin Netanyahu met with his legal advisors shortly after the ruling was made to review it.

We all know what Netanyahu will do, as the ICJ has no enforcement authority.