(JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government to allow foreign correspondents into Gaza.
A three-justice panel gave the Israeli government until 10 a.m. Thursday to allow a small group of reporters into the Gaza Strip. The court warned that the reporters would be in the embattled area at their own risk.
The ruling, made in response to a petition filed last month by the Tel Aviv-based Foreign Press Association, went against a government decision six weeks ago to keep foreign reporters out of Gaza until rockets fired against Israel were halted. Israeli reporters have been banned from Gaza for a long time.