Global and local politicians respond to ICJ order in Rafah Israel News

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, Knesset members and Jewish organizations around the world expressed shock and disappointment following Friday’s ICJ ruling, demanding the IDF stop all operations in Rafah.

Israeli reactions

In response to these rulings, Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir said: “The irrelevant order of the anti-Semitic court in The Hague should have only one response: the occupation of Rafah, the increase of military pressure and the complete destruction of Hamas – until complete victory in the war is achieved.”

Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer said: “Jews being treated differently is not new history but a history more than 2,000 years old that is based on ancient hatred. Every year, the Human Rights Council approves “more resolutions against Israel than all other countries in the world combined.”

“What the ICJ prosecutor has done will fuel the fire of anti-Semitism, which is sweeping the world, because people will assume that the charges have weight. But the charges are totally false and the prosecutor did not even bother to find out the facts “. Dermer declared.

Itamar Ben-Gvir, leader of Otzma Yehudit (credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), issued the following statement in response to the ICJ ruling: “The ICJ ruling is a stark reminder of how South Africa, which “has become a center of extremist activities across the African continent, continues to espouse anti-Semitic ideologies and support state-sponsored terrorism.”

Small went on to say: “By maintaining close ties with Iran, Qatar and Hamas and acting on their behalf, South Africa has become a leading voice of terrorism. By bringing this case against Israel and in favor of Hamas, South Africa further positions itself as a “The time has come for the international community to recognize and address South Africa’s alarming connections to states and entities that support terrorism.”

Former Israeli government spokesman Eylon Levy wrote on justice. This is a travesty of justice.”

International reactions

Senator Lindsey Graham also responded to the ICJ ruling in a post on X, stating that “as far as she’s concerned, the ICJ can go to hell.”

Graham further added that “so-called international justice organizations” need to be opposed and that “their anti-Israel bias is overwhelming.” Furthermore, he called the ICJ ruling “ridiculous” and stated that the Israeli ruling “will and must ignore it.”

Another US politician who responded in X to the ICJ ruling was the majority leader of the House of Representatives, Steve Scalise. In his post, Scalise said Israel’s goal is to free the remaining hostages and “destroy the last stronghold of Hamas. (Israel) must complete this mission.”

Scalise further stated: “The ICJ is blinded by anti-Israel bias. Biden must commit to veto any UN Security Council resolution that imposes this outrageous decision.”

Britain’s Jewish National Assembly “vehemently” condemned the ICJ’s decision, arguing that the decision “was born of ignorance and lacked any practical enforcement mechanism, only serving to embolden terrorist organizations and undermine the principles of law and order.” international justice”.

“The ICJ ruling is not only a serious misstep but a direct affront to justice and morality,” said Gary Mond, president of the NJA. “By undermining Israel’s right to defend its citizens against a genocidal terrorist organization, the ICJ is not promoting peace but rather denying Israel’s ability to defend its people and its territory. “This decision must be condemned by all who value truth and justice.”

The NJA further charged that “the ICJ ruling exacerbates the humanitarian crisis in Gaza” since “altering military operations against Hamas will not lead to peace but will prolong the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians.”

“The true path to alleviating the humanitarian disaster in Gaza is to dismantle Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure and allow genuine humanitarian aid to reach those in need without interference from terrorist activities.”

What did the ICJ rule?

The ICJ voted that Israel must “immediately stop its military offensive and any other action in Rafah (area) that could affect the Palestinian group in Gaza.” Living conditions that would cause their physical dysfunction, totally or partially in favor,” said Salam.

The court also emphasized that Israel must ensure that the Rafah crossing from Egypt to Gaza remains open to a “scale of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance.”

Israel must also “guarantee unimpeded access to the Gaza Strip for any commission of inquiry. fact-finding mission or other investigative body commissioned by competent United Nations bodies to investigate allegations of genocide.