Penang assembly passes motion supporting ICJ's order to halt offensive in Rafah

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a motion in support of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) order for Israel to cease its attacks on Rafah in Palestine.

The motion, submitted by Bukit Tengah assemblyman Gooi Hsiao Leung without prior notice, also strongly condemned Israel's actions.

"To date, 36,000 Palestinians have been killed, and essential living infrastructure has been destroyed. The United Nations also informed that 1.1 million people in Palestine will experience starvation and hunger since the start of the attack on Rafah," said Gooi.

The motion was passed unanimously without debate, with a majority of the assemblymen standing up to express their support.

The ICJ on Friday ordered Israel to immediately stop its military offensive on Rafah, a city in the southern Gaza Strip that has been under attack since May 6, and asked Israel to keep the Rafah border crossing open to allow unimpeded access to essential services and humanitarian aid to Gaza. - Bernama

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