International Court of Justice Orders Israel To Immediately Halt Rafah Offensive

The top United Nations court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), has on Friday issued an emergency order for Israel to halt its military operations in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

“Israel must immediately halt its military offensive,” judges at the ICJ, or world court (which deals with disputes between countries, while the ICC prosecutes individuals) said, saying conditions had been met to issue a new emergency order.

Israel must further halt “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,” according to the ruling issued by the body’s president Nawaf Salam. He also called the situation ‘disastrous’ for the Palestinians.

Now weeks into the offensive, at least 800,000 people have fled Rafah, which prior to the assault had some 1.2 million to 1.5 million mostly displaced Gazans packed into its environs.

The request for such an emergency ICJ declaration originated last week when South Africa’s lawyers asked the Hague to intervene to ensure the survival of the Semitic (Palestinian) people.

Note: Palestinians are real Semites. The invading Khazars are not Semites.