Publish date26 May 2024 - 10:53
Story Code : 636861

UN special rapporteur calls for anti-Israel sanctions until stop of Rafah invasion

The special rapporteur of the human rights situations in the occupied Palestinian lands has called for sanctions against the Israeli regime until it stops invasion against the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah.
UN special rapporteur calls for anti-Israel sanctions until stop of Rafah invasion
“Israel intensified its attacks on the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip after the International Court of Justice ordered it to stop its operation in the city,” Francesca Albanese wrote in a post published on her X account on Saturday.

She added, “The news I receive from the people besieged in the city of Rafah is horrific. Israel will not stop this madness until we make it stop.”

Albanese stressed the need for imposing sanctions on Israel until it complies with ICJ's ruling that ordered Israel to halt its military assault on the city of Rafah.

“Member states must impose sanctions on Israel, ban the provision of weapons to it, and suspend political and diplomatic relations with it, until it stops its attack,” the top UN official pointed out.

The remarks come a day after the International Court of Justice said 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 order, was adopted by the panel of 15 international judges in a 13-2 vote, opposed only by judges from Uganda and Israel itself.

Israel launched its atrocious onslaught against the Gaza Strip, targeting hospitals, residences, and houses of worship since Palestinian resistance movements launched a surprise attack, dubbed Operation al-Aqsa Storm, against the usurping regime on October 7.

At least 35,903 Palestinians have been killed, most of them women and children, and another 80,420 individuals have sustained injuries since the Israeli regime launched its genocidal war against the Gaza Strip on October 7.
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