Human Rights Watch urges international sanctions on Israel

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NEW YORK – On Sunday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a fervent call to the international community, urging for sanctions to be imposed on Israel for purportedly failing to adhere to the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) directives concerning precautionary measures in Gaza aimed at preventing genocide, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

According to reports from the Palestinian news agency Wafa, the HRW underscored the imperative for countries to enforce targeted sanctions and implement an arms embargo on Israel per the ICJ's binding orders.

The ICJ had previously mandated that Israel undertake all necessary measures to avert actions that could be construed as genocidal and ensure that its military refrains from engaging in any acts indicative of genocide. Furthermore, the court instructed Israel to prevent the dissemination of any public statements or remarks that might incite genocide within Gaza.

The HRW has lamented what it perceives as Israel's non-compliance with the court's directives, highlighting alleged shortcomings in the delivery of essential services and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian populace in Gaza. The organization asserted that the situation has deteriorated, citing reduced truck traffic into Gaza and diminished aid missions reaching northern Gaza post-ruling compared to preceding weeks. These purported actions, it contends, constitute war crimes, including the alleged use of starvation as a weapon of war.

In an impassioned plea, the rights watchdog implored other nations to leverage all available means, including the imposition of sanctions and embargoes, to exert pressure on Israel to conform to the ICJ's binding orders in the genocide case. It contends that Israel's purported obstruction of humanitarian assistance violates international law and exacerbates the dire predicament faced by Gaza's 2.3 million Palestinians.

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