U.S. silent as international condemnation of Israel’s Rafah offensive grows | EUROtoday

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The United States, which prides itself as a worldwide chief on human rights and worldwide regulation, was conspicuously silent Friday after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to adjust to its “obligations” beneath the Genocide Convention and “immediately halt its offensive” in Rafah.

The absence of any public assertion from the Biden administration was a stark distinction to an nearly an identical ruling by the ICJ in March 2022, ordering Russia to “immediately suspend the military operations” it had simply begun in Ukraine. Noting that the court docket “plays a vital role in the peaceful settlement of disputes under the U.N. Charter,” the State Department effusively welcomed the order and known as on Moscow to conform.