Tue 28 May 2024 9:42 pm - Jerusalem Time

Guterres condemns the "Rafah massacre" and stresses that the decisions of ICJ are binding

Today, Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his strong condemnation of the Israeli attack on a camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah, stressing that the decisions of the International Court of Justice are binding, and all members must abide by them.

According to a statement published by the Office of the United Nations Spokesman regarding the situation in Gaza, Guterres noted that he watched with regret the scenes from Gaza, including images of many children, adding: “This horror and pain must end.”

He reiterated his call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel, the occupying power, to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches the Strip unhindered and in a safe manner.

Guterres also called for taking concrete steps to reach a political solution, reiterating his support for the two-state solution.

On Tuesday, 21 citizens were martyred and others were injured, in a new massacre committed by the Israeli occupation forces by bombing a camp for the displaced in the Al-Mawasi area, which is the main area that the occupation claimed was “safe” at the beginning of its forces’ land invasion of Rafah on May 6 of this year.

Last Sunday evening, 45 citizens were martyred and dozens were injured, most of them children and women, in an Israeli occupation aircraft bombing that targeted the tents of displaced people in the Tal al-Sultan area, northwest of Rafah, even though it was among the areas that the occupation claimed were safe and people could also move to.

Despite UN and international condemnations, the occupation continues its aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip since the seventh of last October, with the number of martyrs reaching 36,096, the majority of whom were children and women, and the number of injuries 81,136, an infinite toll, as thousands of victims are still under the rubble and in The roads.

Israel, the occupying power, is ignoring a Security Council resolution demanding that it stop the war immediately, and orders from the Court of Justice demanding that it stop its attack on Rafah, and take immediate measures to prevent acts of “genocide” and “improve the humanitarian situation” in Gaza.


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Guterres condemns the "Rafah massacre" and stresses that the decisions of ICJ are binding