Israeli army

70 pct of Rafah public facilities destroyed: Mayor

Israeli attacks have destroyed more than 70 percent of public facilities in Rafah in southern Gaza, the city's mayor has said.

"Over 70 percent of public facilities and infrastructure have been destroyed in the Israeli onslaught," Ahmed al-Soufi said late on June 20.

He said the Israeli army blew up dozens of homes in the Saudi neighborhood of western Rafah.

UN probe accuses Israel of crimes against humanity

A U.N. investigation concluded on Wednesday that Israel has committed crimes against humanity during the war in Gaza, including that of "extermination", while saying Israeli and Palestinian armed groups have both committed war crimes.

The independent Commission of Inquiry's report is the United Nations' first in-depth investigation into the events of the war that erupted on Oct. 7.

Israeli Assault Kills Dozens in Gaza UN School

Local residents in the central Gaza Strip report that at least 39 individuals lost their lives in an Israeli attack on a United Nations school. The targeted school, administered by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, was situated within the Nuseirat refugee camp and was hosting hundreds of displaced persons at the time of the assault.

Israel Claims Control Over Strategic Zone Between Gaza and Egypt

The Israeli army has announced that it controls the strategic zone along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, known as the Philadelphi Corridor. This area spans 8 kilometers and, in some places, is more than 100 meters wide. The military claims to have discovered 20 tunnels used by the radical Palestinian group Hamas to smuggle weapons into Gaza.

US: No Red Lines Crossed by Israel in Rafah Operation

The United States asserts that Israel did not cross any red lines in its recent operation in Rafah. John Kirby, the White House's national security spokesperson, made this statement, emphasizing that Washington condemns the loss of life in Gaza but currently has no intentions of altering its policy towards Tel Aviv.

EU's Borrell urges enforcement of UN court order on Israel offensive

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday a U.N. court ruling telling Israel to stop its offensive in Gaza's Rafah must be implemented, as European ministers met Arab counterparts in Brussels.

Israel has continued to strike Rafah as its government has dismissed Friday's ruling from the International Court of Justice.