The International Court of Justice ordered Israel to deal with the famine in Gaza

Israel has been attacking Gaza by air and ground for almost six months. Due to this, a severe humanitarian crisis has arisen in the occupied territory of Palestine. The crisis has become so pronounced that millions of people across the continent are facing catastrophic hunger.There is also a threat of famine. In such a situation, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to take measures to combat the famine in Gaza. The court even commented that famine is starting in the land. Al Jazeera reported this information in a report on Friday.

According to the report, the judges of the International Court of Justice unanimously ordered Israel to take necessary and effective steps to ensure the provision of basic food to the Palestinian people in Gaza without further delay.

Palestinians in Gaza are facing the worst conditions of their lives, and famine and starvation are widespread, ICJ judges said in a ruling on Thursday.They said the court had observed that Palestinians in Gaza were no longer just facing the risk of famine, but that famine was beginning. At least 31 people, including 27 children, have already died in Gaza due to malnutrition and dehydration, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The legally binding order ordered Israel to “take without delay, in full cooperation with the United Nations, all necessary and effective measures to ensure urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance, including food, water, fuel, and medical supplies.” The ICJ, however, has no mechanism to enforce its rulings.South Africa requested the new measure from the court as part of an ongoing case accusing Israel of carrying out genocide in Gaza.Originally, the ICJ was also known as the World Court. In January of this year, the court ordered Israel to refrain from any acts that could fall under the Genocide Convention. In addition, the court also ordered that the Israeli soldiers not commit any genocidal acts against the Palestinians in Gaza.In Thursday’s order, the court reaffirmed its January actions. But it also ordered that Israel take steps to ensure the uninterrupted provision of basic services and humanitarian aid to Palestinians across Gaza.