Palestine Welcomes UN Top Court Ruling on Rafah

Fri May 24 2024
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UNITED NATIONS: The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations has welcomed the International Court of Justice Friday’s ruling that ordered Israel to stop military operations in Rafah city of Gaza.

The ICJ’s ruling called for Israel to abide by the ruling immediately.

“We welcome these provisional measures including stopping the military operation in Rafah,” Riyad Mansour told reporters at UN headquarters in New York.

“We expect that resolutions of the ICJ be implemented without hesitation. That’s mandatory. And Israel is party to the convention.”

Hamas Hails ICJ Ruling

Hamas hailed the ICJ Friday ruling that urged Israel to halt military operation in any area of Gaza.

“We welcome the decision by the world court that calls on the Zionist occupation forces to end its military aggression on Rafah. We believe it is not enough since the occupation aggression across the Gaza Strip and especially in northern Gaza is just as brutal and dangerous,” reacted Hamas official Basem Naim.

He called on the UN security council to immediately implement this demand by the UN top court into practical measures to compel the Israel to implement the decision.

“We welcome the court’s request to allow investigation committees to reach the Gaza Strip to investigate acts of war of genocide against the Palestinian people and Hamas pledges to cooperate with investigation committees,” he concluded.

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