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Qatar hails ICJ ruling to halt Israeli hostilities


Doha, 25 May 2024 (TDI): In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar hailed the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling to halt Israeli hostilities on 25th May 2024. Israel has been directed by the ICJ to immediately cease its military assault on Rafah.

Moreover, ICJ has also ordered Israel to allow humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing.

The ICJ insisted that Israel should grant access to any mission tasked with conducting a fact-finding examination into the genocide and human rights violations.

Furthermore, within a month, ICJ must be provided with a detailed report of this investigation by the fact-finding mission. The ICJ remained hopeful that their ruling would ultimately result in a much-needed ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

While hailing ICJ’s decision, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the decision was symbolic of the global community’s intolerance towards Israeli war crimes. It also reflected that the world rejects the war on the Gaza Strip.

Additionally, the Ministry emphasized the need for the Israeli authorities to show compliance with all conditions of the court’s decision. This includes submission of a comprehensive report to the ICJ within the stipulated timeframe.

Further on, Qatar called attention to the responsibility of the UN Security Council in protecting civilians trapped in the Gaza Strip. In addition, the Ministry reaffirmed the State of Qatar’s unwavering stance for the just cause of the Palestinian people.

ICJ Ruling

Seven months into the Gaza crisis, ICJ on Friday ordered Israel to cease its military assaults in Rafah. This decision is expected to intensify growing international pressure on Israel and bring its offensive to a halt.

Also Read: ICJ orders Israel to immediately halt attack on Rafah

“Israel must immediately halt its military offensive, and 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”, the ICJ said.


Summaiya Malik
Summaiya Malik
The author holds an MPhil degree in International Relations from National Defence University, Islamabad. She writes for South Asian Voices, CISS Insight and Hilal English.E-mail: summaiyamalik.sm@gmail.com

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