Rafah offensive

Top UN court says to rule Friday on S Africa Gaza ceasefire bid

The U.N.'s top court said it will rule Friday on a request by South Africa to order Israel to implement a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

South Africa has petitioned the International Court of Justice for emergency measures to order Israel to "cease its military operations in the Gaza Strip" including in Rafah city, where it is pressing an offensive.

Israel hits back at 'genocide' claims at UN top court

Israel will on Friday hit back in the United Nations' top court at allegations from South Africa that it has escalated a campaign of "genocide" with its military operation in Rafah.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) heard a litany of allegations against Israel from lawyers representing Pretoria, including mass graves, torture, and deliberate withholding of humanitarian aid.