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UN rights chief: Rafah assault irreconcilable with international law

The UN high commissioner for human rights has said that that a full Israeli assault on Rafah in south Gaza cannot "be reconciled with international law".

"I can see no way that the latest evacuation orders, much less a full assault, in an area with an extremely dense presence of civilians, can be reconciled with the binding requirements of international humanitarian law and with the two sets of binding provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice,"  Volker Turk said in a statement.