ICJ orders Israel to halt Rafah offensive in Gaza

The International Court of Justice ruled that Israel must “immediately halt” its offensive into the Rafah enclave in Gaza.

“In conformity with obligations under the genocide convention, Israel must immediately halt its military offensive, and any other action in the Rafah governate, which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza, conditions of life that could bring about its physical destruction, in whole or in part,” an ICJ judge said.

The ICJ: "Israel must immediately halt its military offensive…" pic.twitter.com/uLGPqBTpu7

— Saul Staniforth (@SaulStaniforth) May 24, 2024 Presiding Judge Nawaf Salam reads the ruling of the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, May 24, 2024, where the top United Nations court ruled on an urgent plea by South Africa for judges to order Israel to halt its military operations in Gaza and withdraw from the enclave. (AP Photo/Peter
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