Israel compared the UN court’s decision on Rafah to a “public suicide”

Dmitry Gendelman, an adviser to the Israeli prime minister’s office, said that honouring a UN International Court of Justice ruling requiring Israel to halt the military operation in Rafah would mean “public suicide”.


According to him, nothing in the world will force Israel to accept the UN court’s ruling.

“There is no force in the world that will force us to commit public suicide because this is what the UN court’s demand to end our war against Hamas looks like,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Earlier, the UN International Court of Justice ruled that Israel must stop the offensive in Rafah. He also ruled that Israel must allow investigators access to the Gaza Strip.