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U.N.'s Top Court Calls for Israel to Halt Military Offensive in Southern Gaza City of Rafah


Wed 29 May 2024 | 12:27 PM
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo
Ahmed Emam

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has informed Israel to halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, and to take measures to ensure U.N. investigators have unimpeded access to Gaza to investigate the genocide. 

The UN top court also called for the immediate and unconditional release of hostages held by Hamas.

Despite the decision, the court of Justice does not have any way to enforce it, meaning the decision is not expected result in an immediate cease-fire. Russia has so far ignored the ICJ's order to halt its invasion of Ukraine.