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Gaza: all-round bombardment ahead of ICJ ruling

by Zahid Jadwat

Protestors in Jerusalem, Palestine, ahead of the ICJ’s imminent ruling on Israel’s bombardment in Gaza. [Picture: Ammar Award/Reuters]


An imminent ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has not deterred Apartheid Israel from pressing on with its war of extermination in Gaza, Palestine.

On Friday, reports indicated the enclave was being hit from the air, sea and land. This was just hours before the ICJ, sitting in The Hague, Netherlands, was due to make a new ruling on the occupier’s conduct in the Strip.

“Israeli tanks and troops advance in Rafah’s southeast, edging towards the city’s densely populated western district,” reported Al Jazeera on Friday morning.

“The last two functioning hospitals in northern Gaza’s Jabalia region remain under a days-long siege as Israel’s army targets the critical health facilities with artillery and small-arms fire,” it continued.


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At 3pm, the World Court will rule on South Africa’s request for a halt to the bombardment in Gaza. It said an end to the aggression in Rafah, southern Gaza, was crucial for the survival of Palestinians as a group.


Despite a battering week for Israel – three European countries announced recognition Palestinian statehood – the occupier has vowed not to stop.

“No power on Earth will stop Israel from protecting its citizens and going after Hamas in Gaza,” a spokesperson, Avi Hyman, told reporters on Thursday.

Its genocidal war in Gaza has killed more than 35 000 people in nearly eight months. More than 75% of Gaza’s nearly two million residents have been displaced, some of them up to four times, according to the United Nations (UN).

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