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France, Germany, others back ICC after arrest warrant request

European countries, including France and Germany, issued statements affirming their support for the legitimacy of the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor requested arrest warrants for senior Israeli and Hamas officials. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which helps Palestinian refugees, said it suspended food distribution in Rafah for the first time during the war due to security concerns and a lack of supplies. “We have no supplies,” said UNRWA spokesperson Juliette Touma. “So we have nothing to distribute.”