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The ICJ’s Rafah ruling is unwelcome and unwise

25 May 2024

8:53 PM

25 May 2024

8:53 PM

Yesterday afternoon, in a striking move, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN’s top court, ordered Israel to stop military operations in Rafah and to immediately reopen the Rafah border crossing with Egypt for the unhindered provision of humanitarian aid. The ICJ also ordered Israel to allow the UN to investigate allegations of genocide.

This dramatic step is the culmination of a bad month for the Israeli Government.

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