On May 27, EU foreign ministers discussed the potential imposition of sanctions against Israel at a meeting in Brussels. One of the participants, the head of the Irish Foreign Ministry, Michal Martin, addressed this matter.

According to Martin, sanctions could be considered if the Israeli government fails to adhere to the decision of the International Court of Justice. The court demanded the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Rafah and the establishment of conditions for the reopening of the Rafah checkpoint.

"The consensus is clear regarding the necessity of supporting international humanitarian and legal institutions such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court," stated the Irish minister.