CAIR-FL Welcomes World Court Order for Israel to End its Forced Starvation in Gaza – CAIR Florida
Wednesday, 17 April 2024

CAIR-FL Welcomes World Court Order for Israel to End its Forced Starvation in Gaza

(4/1/2024, Tampa, Fla.) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida (CAIR-FL), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed an order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously ordering Israel’s far-right government to ensure basic food supplies arrive without delay in Gaza.

The judges said in their order: “The court observes that Palestinians in Gaza are no longer facing only a risk of famine…but that famine is setting in.” The new measures were requested by South Africa as part of its ongoing case accusing Israel genocide in Gaza.

SEE: World court issues fresh measures for Israel as crisis deepens

CAIR-FL’s Policy Manager, Mari Marks said:

“Israel is defiantly refusing the UNSC binding resolution to halt military activity and allow in humanitarian aid, despite their legal obligations under the U.N. Charter. They have also twice refused the International Court of Justice, instead wrongfully painting anyone who disagrees with their crimes as antisemitic. Not only are they continuing to break international law and slaughter Palestinians, but they are putting the Israeli hostages at further risk.”

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Earlier this week, CAIR said a report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine stating there are “reasonable grounds” to assert that the far-right Israeli government is engaged in a genocide in Gaza should spur international action for a permanent ceasefire and justice for the Palestinian people.

SEE: CAIR Says UN Report Finding ‘Reasonable Grounds’ for Claims Israel is Committing Genocide in Gaza Should Spur International Action

Yesterday, CAIR called on the United Nations to investigate video aired by Al Jazeera Arabic showing Israeli forces shooting dead two apparently unarmed Palestinians as they walked in an open area along the Gaza coast.

Also yesterday, CAIR thanked a U.S. State Department official working on human rights issues in the Middle East who resigned in protest of U.S. support for the far-right Israeli government’s genocide in Gaza.

CAIR said that a new Gallup poll revealing that a majority of Americans disapprove of Israel’s military actions in Gaza represents the latest “wake-up call” for President Biden to call for an immediate ceasefire and hold Israeli officials to account for crimes against humanity in Gaza.

About CAIR-Florida:

CAIR-Florida is the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, foster dialogue, safeguard civil liberties for all, empower American Muslims, and form coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT:

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, Media and Outreach Director, Ph: (305) 502-6749, E: [email protected] 

Mari Marks, Policy Manager, Ph: (833)-224-7352, ext. 202, E: [email protected]

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