Israeli official says ‘no power’ will stop Israel from combating Hamas

YnetNews.com reports: “The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague is set to announce its ruling on Friday on South Africa’s appeal for a motion to stop the IDF’s operation in Rafah. Despite concerns in Jerusalem ahead of the ruling, a government official told the Reuters news agency, ‘No power on Earth will stop Israel from protecting its citizens and going after Hamas in Gaza.’

The appeal is part of a broader lawsuit accusing Israel of carrying out genocide in Gaza. Estimates in Israel say the likelihood of South Africa’s original demand for stopping the war in Gaza being accepted is moderate, but the chances of partial acceptance of the demand, focusing on a cease-fire in the Rafah area and issuing additional orders to increase humanitarian aid to the Strip, are higher…”

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