The International Court of Justice in The Hague orders Israel to stop the offensive in Rafah


By John

The International Court of Justice in The Hague has ordered Israel to halt its military offensive in Rafah, ruling following South Africa's request. «In accordance with these directions, under the genocide convention, Israel must immediately stop its military offensive and any other actions in the Rafah governorate that could inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza living conditions that could lead to their physical destruction, entirely or in part,” said the President of the Court Nawaf Salam.

The Court of Justice in The Hague also ordered Israel to open the Rafah border crossing for humanitarian assistance. The International Court also said that to preserve evidence, Israel must take measures to ensure unhindered access to the Gaza Strip for investigators. The Court finally told Israel that it must submit a report on the measures taken within a month.