Just four days after the request for international arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister by the International Criminal Court, this Friday came a new setback for the State of Israel and the genocide it is carrying out in Loop.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled this Friday that Israel must immediately stop its ground attack on the city of Rafah, in southern Gaza. The city of Rafah is on the border with Egypt and for months the Israeli Army told the Palestinians that it would be a “safe place” so between 500,000 and 800,000 Gazans moved from the north and center of the Gaza Strip to the south, where Huge refugee camps were set up around Rafah. However, in recent weeks Israel began its offensive on this city in what is now a true ethnic cleansing, as part of the genocide it is carrying out, which combines bombings, occupation, closing of borders, attacks on convoys that arrive with aid and the new expulsion of Gazans to other regions.

While the ICJ has no means to enforce its orders, and Israel has already responded that it would not comply, the new ruling deals it another blow as it already faces growing international isolation.

The resolution puts more pressure on Netanyahu’s government in the face of a genocide that has already claimed the lives of more than 35,000 Palestinians, most of them children and women, while hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee repeatedly to avoid bombings. that have devastated most of the Strip.

The order urges Israel to “immediately stop its military offensive and any other action in Rafah that may impose on the Palestinian group in Gaza living conditions that could cause its total or partial physical destruction.”

In addition, he ordered “effective measures to be taken to ensure unimpeded access” to the entire Strip of “any commission of inquiry, fact-finding mission or other investigative body” under orders from any of the competent UN bodies “to investigate the allegations of genocide”.

It also calls on the Israeli government to “keep open” the Rafah crossing for “the unhindered and large-scale provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance” to the Palestinian population of Gaza.

These measures were voted on by a panel of 15 judges and approved with 13 votes in favor and two against.

This is the fourth time that South Africa has asked the ICJ to issue additional precautionary measures to prevent genocide in Gaza and the third time that the court has issued such measures urging Israel to respect the Convention and take steps to prevent the extermination of Palestinians in Gaza. Loop.

Despite the caliber of the complaints that speak of “genocide” or “physical extermination”, several Israeli officials have already clarified that they are not going to comply with them. Even Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid, who has been criticizing Netanyahu, called the ICJ ruling “a moral collapse and a moral disaster.”

Something similar happened this Monday when the prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) asked that an arrest warrant be issued for Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, in addition to three Hamas leaders. That same afternoon the Israeli Parliament voted by an absolute majority to repudiate the ICC decision.

The problem that the State of Israel has is that although it has never complied with any of these resolutions and does not even recognize the International Criminal Court, all these rulings expose to the world the magnitude of the genocide that it carries out and compromises all its allies around it. of the world, starting with the United States and the main imperialist powers that finance and arm the Zionist State.

This has already provoked an international rejection movement that, after months of massive marches around the world, led in recent weeks to a widespread student movement that sets up camps in support of Gaza in the main universities, including many elite ones, starting throughout the United States and spreading to France, the Spanish State, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, among others.

Many of these actions, which remind us of the movement against the Vietnam War, have been suffering harsh repression, particularly in the United States and France, with thousands of detainees in the first case and a hundred in the second. In the case of the United States it translates into a strong questioning of the Biden Government, which they call “Genocidal Joe” in the middle of an election year, while in France that youth that stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people also joins its demands to the of solidarity with the people of Kanaky (New Caledonia), which is under attack and colonial repression by the French State and which implies a political questioning of Macron and imperialist colonialism.

Although the rulings of the ICJ and the ICC are symbolic in terms of the possibility of being carried forward, they occur within the framework of this international movement and a historical solidarity with the Palestinian people that questions not only the genocide of the state of Israel, but to its allies around the world.

Source: www.laizquierdadiario.com

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