In a new ruling, the International Court of Justice ordered the Israeli regime to end its military operation in Rafah.

Iran PressEurope: Judges at the top United Nations court ordered Israel on Friday to halt its military assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, reports Reuters.

The top United Nations court ruled on an emergency plea by South Africa on Friday, with its judges ordering Israel to immediately halt its military operations in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

World Court president Nawaf Salam stated: “Israel must immediately halt its military offensive in Rafah."

The court backed a South African request to order Israel to halt its offensive in Rafah, a week after Pretoria called for the measure in a case accusing Israel of genocide.

Tried before the International Court of Justice for genocide against Palestinians, Israel has been waging a devastating war on Gaza since October 7, killing at least 35,800 Palestinians and injuring over 80,200 others.

Moreover, at least 7,000 people are unaccounted for, presumed dead under the rubble of their homes throughout the Strip.

Palestinian and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.