South Africa urges ICJ to pressure Israel to halt Rafah assault

South Africa on Tuesday said it made an urgent request to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to consider whether Israel's plan for a full-scale military offensive in Rafah requires additional emergency measures to protect Palestinian rights. The measure came as CIA director William Burns, Israeli spy chief David Barnea and Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met Egyptian officials in Cairo to discuss a truce in Gaza. Read our blog to see how the day's events unfolded.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP, Reuters)

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