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US urges ICJ not to call for Israeli pullout from occupied Palestinian territories

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US urges ICJ not to call for Israeli pullout from occupied Palestinian territories
US urges ICJ not to call for Israeli pullout from occupied Palestinian territories

The United States of America has urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) not to challenge any ruling to call for Israel’s quick withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories, media stories stated.

Israel and Hamas group have been fighting one another since October 2023. Photo Courtesy: WHO/Christopher Black
WHO led two essential missions to switch 32 crucial sufferers from Nasser hospital, in southern Gaza on 18 and 19 February. Photo Courtesy: WHO/Christopher Black

“Any motion in direction of Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza requires consideration for Israel’s very actual safety wants,” Richard Visek, the state division’s performing authorized adviser, informed the ICJ judges, as quoted by The Guardian.

US vetoes UN decision on Gaza ceasefire amid Israel-Hamas battle

The UN Security Council met once more in an emergency session on Gaza in New York on Tuesday, the place the United States vetoed a decision put ahead on behalf of Arab States by Algeria demanding “a direct humanitarian ceasefire that should be revered by all events”.

The newest Council assembly on the Middle East disaster spiralling outwards from the battle in Gaza has ended, with one other US veto and an abstention on the a part of the UK, whereas Algeria’s decision gained assist from 13 out of the 15 members across the iconic horseshoe desk.

It was the third US veto of a UN Security Council decision associated to the Gaza ceasefire.

US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield stated her delegation is engaged on a hostage deal. Although gaps stay, the important thing parts are on the desk, so if an association have been reached, it could contain a sustainable peace.

“Sometimes exhausting diplomacy takes extra time than any of us would possibly like,” she stated. “Any motion this Council takes ought to assist and not hinder these delicate ongoing negotiations.”

Gaza has turn into a ‘demise zone’, warns UN well being chief

An “inhumane” well being and humanitarian scenario now prevails throughout Gaza with circumstances persevering with to deteriorate, the pinnacle of the UN World Health Organization warned on Wednesday (February 21, 2024).

“Gaza has turn into a demise zone,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General informed correspondents at a press briefing in Geneva.

“Much of the territory has been destroyed. More than 29,000 persons are useless; many extra are lacking, presumed useless; and plenty of, many extra are injured,” he added.

Across the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, extreme malnutrition has shot up dramatically for the reason that begin of the battle on 7 October, from underneath one per cent of the inhabitants, to over 15 per cent in some areas.

“This determine will rise the longer the battle goes on and provides [are] interrupted,” Tedros stated, expressing deep concern that businesses such because the World Food Programme (WFP) are unable to entry the north.

WFP suspended its support deliveries there due to lack of safety for each humanitarian personnel and people in search of help.

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