Israel Must Ensure Aid Provisions Reach Gaza

On 26 January, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) found that Palestinian civilians in the occupied Gaza Strip face a real and imminent risk of genocide. Pending its final ruling on the allegations of genocide brought by South Africa against Israel under the Genocide Convention, the Court ordered six provisional measures, including for Israel to take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts proscribed by the Genocide Convention and to ensure the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza. However, Israeli forces continue to intensify their cataclysmic assault on the occupied Gaza Strip, threaten land operations in Rafah, maintain a near-total illegal and inhuman siege, and obstruct the entry of desperately needed humanitarian aid.

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