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ICJ Orders Israel to “Immediately Halt Its Military Offensive in Rafah”

HeadlineMay 28, 2024

The Rafah massacre came just two days after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to immediately stop its assault on Rafah.

Judge Nawaf Salam: “The court considers that in conformity with the obligations under the Genocide Convention, Israel must immediately halt its military offensive and any other action in the Rafah governorate which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza conditions of life that could bring about its physical destruction, in whole or in part.”

The order came as part of South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the World Court. Though the order is legally binding, there is no enforcement mechanism. We’ll have more on this later in the broadcast.

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