Statement by the Government of Maldives on the Israeli plans to invade Rafah City in the Gaza Strip

Ref: 2024/Statement/07

The Government of Maldives strongly condemns the Israeli Government’s threats to launch a full-scale invasion of Rafah City in the Southern Gaza strip - the final refuge for millions of Palestinians displaced due to the ongoing disproportionate military aggression in Gaza by the Israeli forces.

The forced displacement and inhumane attacks against innocent Palestinians and the obstruction of humanitarian assistance by the Israeli occupation forces is against international laws and regulations and tantamount to war crimes.

The Government of Maldives reaffirms its call to the international community to take decisive action to prevent the continuation of the genocidal acts of the Israeli forces, pressure Israeli authorities to abide by the order of provisional measures of the International Court of Justice of 26 January 2024 to take measures to prevent any acts of genocide, to establish an immediate ceasefire and to ensure uninterrupted delivery of humanitarian assistance to Palestine.

The Government and the people of Maldives remain in solidarity with the people of Palestine and reaffirms its commitment and support for Palestine’s legitimate right to Statehood through the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian State based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fathulla Jameel Building, Malé, 20077, Republic of Maldives, | Tel Number: 00960 332-3400  |  Emergency Contact: 00960 798-3400