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Israel Ordered by International Court of Justice to Cease Rafah Offensive | Global News

International Court of Justice Orders Israel to Halt Military Offensive in Gaza City of Rafah

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, citing a “disastrous” humanitarian situation. This comes after South Africa filed an emergency request with the ICJ, accusing Israel of genocide against Palestinians.

Israel has denied the accusations and stated that it is necessary to target Hamas fighters in Rafah to secure the release of hostages taken in recent attacks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to eliminate Hamas and retrieve the hostages.

However, the United States, Israel’s strongest ally, has threatened to reduce support due to the worsening situation in Gaza. Additionally, the International Criminal Court has filed for arrest warrants against Netanyahu, defense minister Yoav Gallant, and Hamas leaders for alleged crimes including extermination and targeting civilians.

As the situation continues to unfold, stay updated on this breaking news story for the latest developments. For real-time updates, download the Sky News app or follow @SkyNews on social media.

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