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South Africans fighting for Israel in Gaza: what does the law...

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South Africa’s foreign minister, Naledi Pandor, said the country’s citizens fighting for the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza faced prosecution upon their return. This...

Lawfare: South Africa at the ICJ

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The South African government is proud of its activist foreign policy in speaking out on the big international issues of the day. Its case...

SA speaks at ICJ case

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Israel’s response to the Hamas attack on 7 October 2023 has crossed the line and breaches the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of...

South Africa’s genocide case against Israel: expert sets out what to...

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be holding public hearings on 11-12 January at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of...

Israeli troops shoot Palestinian dead in Gaza border clashes

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Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian along the Gaza border on Thursday as hundreds set fire to tyres and threw stones, Gaza's health...

Israel strikes Hamas site in Gaza over fire balloons – military

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Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave, Israel's military said...

Egypt’s intelligence chief holds truce talks with Hamas in Gaza

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Egypt's intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday to try to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel and...

Egypt’s Sisi, Biden discuss Gaza cease-fire, reconstruction

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US President Joe Biden called Egypt’s President Abdelfattah al-Sisi on Monday and they discussed strengthening the Gaza ceasefire, urgent humanitarian aid to the strip...

Hamas to keep finger on trigger after ceasefire, says official

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A Hamas official said that Israel must end its violations in Jerusalem and address damages from the bombardment of Gaza following a ceasefire that...

Silos and saturation salvoes: Gaza rockets bedevil Israel

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Named after slain Islamist commanders and fashioned mostly from makeshift materials in clandestine Gaza workshops, the rockets of Hamas and Islamic Jihad have long...

Israel says it has no ‘timeframe’ for end to Gaza hostilities

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Israel said on Wednesday it was not setting a timeframe for an end to hostilities with Gaza as its military pounded the Palestinian enclave...

Israel targets Gaza tunnels, Palestinian rocket attacks persist

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Israel fired artillery and mounted extensive air strikes on Friday against a network of Palestinian militant tunnels under Gaza, amid persistent rocket attacks on...

Kenyan police disperse protesters demonstrating against Israeli attacks on Gaza

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Police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of more than 200 people protesting in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Thursday against the Israeli bombing of...

Israeli troops mass at Gaza border amid rocket fire, air strikes...

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Palestinian militants fired more rockets into Israel's commercial heartland on Thursday as Israel kept up a punishing bombing campaign in Gaza and massed tanks...

Death toll rises from air strikes in Gaza and rocket fire...

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Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza on Wednesday and Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and the southern city...

Palestinian rocket fire, Israeli strikes in Gaza run into second day

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Palestinians fired uninterrupted barrages of rockets into Israel, as its military pounded Gaza with air strikes through the early hours of Tuesday, in a...

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza over rockets, fire balloons

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Israeli aircraft and tanks struck Hamas facilities in Gaza on Friday and militants fired half a dozen rockets towards southern Israel, its military said,...

Egyptian Navy allegedly kills Palestinian fisherman

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Egyptian naval forces fired on a Palestinian fishing boat allegedly killing a fisherman, Gaza's interior ministry said with an Egyptian military source...

Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

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The United States is cutting more than $200 million (£155.7 million) in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said on Friday,...

Palestinian killed as Gaza protests against Israel enter fourth month

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A Palestinian taking part in a border protests was killed on Friday, Gazan medical officials said, bringing to 136 the number killed...

Israel says Hamas tried to snare soldiers in World Cup cyber...

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Israel's military accused the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Tuesday of trying to hack the mobile phones of Israeli soldiers through a...

Gazans send fire-starting kites into Israel; minister threatens lethal response

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Palestinians are sending kites dangling coal embers or burning rags across the Gaza border to set fire to farmland and forests, in...

Gazans bury dead after bloodiest day of Israel border protests

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Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Tuesday for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, while on...

Egyptian jamming of Sinai insurgents disrupts phones in Israel, Gaza

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Israel and Egypt were working to halt disruptions to mobile phone service after Egyptian jamming against Sinai insurgents caused outages in neighbouring...

Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border in confrontation between Hamas and rival...

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A Hamas security man and a member of a rival Islamist militant group were killed on Thursday in a confrontation in the...

Egyptian flooding drowns Gaza’s tunnel business

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Mahmoud Bakeer speaks with despair about the night of the flash flood, when he screamed at his wife and five children to...

Egypt extends state of emergency in northern Sinai by three months

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Egypt said on Saturday it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of northern Sinai in October...

Explosion, gunfire along Egypt-Gaza border, man dies in Alexandria bomb

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Egyptian troops fired warning shots over the frontier into Gaza on Tuesday after a bomb exploded on Gaza territory near an Egyptian...

Egyptian troops kill Palestinian youth infiltrating from Gaza: sources

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Egyptian border troops shot dead a Palestinian youth as he tried to cross illegally from the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian and...

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches towards open...

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Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist...

Clashes near Egypt’s border with Gaza kill 10 civilians

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Ten civilians were killed overnight during fighting between the army and Islamist militants near Egypt's border with Gaza, where the military has...

Egypt to deepen buffer zone with Gaza after finding longer tunnels

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Egypt will double to one kilometre (0.62 mile) the depth of a security buffer zone it is clearing on its border with...

Sinai buffer zone no solution to militancy in Egypt – Amnesty

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Egypt's plan to create a security buffer zone along its border with Gaza is not a solution to growing militancy in the...

Egypt levels Sinai homes in new strategy against Islamist militants

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At Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, families are emptying their homes - lugging mattresses and furniture onto waiting vans as soldiers...

U.N. chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent...

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

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Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July...

End of Gaza war doesn’t translate into peace

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A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive...

Gaza truce holding but Israel’s Netanyahu under fire at home

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An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a...

Militants, weapons transit Gaza tunnels despite Egyptian crackdown

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A third of the houses on the main street of this Bedouin town near Egypt's border with Gaza look derelict, but inside...

Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts, Israel orders negotiators home

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A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets at Israel and Israel launching air...

Israel, Palestinians renew truce but see risk of more Gaza violence

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The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned on Tuesday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made...

Doctors tackle damaged minds amid Gaza’s post-war destruction

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In a ward at Shifa, Gaza's largest hospital, child therapist Rabeea Hamouda is trying to elicit a response from two small brothers,...

Renewed Gaza truce holds after rocky start

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A renewed truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to be holding on Thursday despite a shaky start, after both sides agreed to...

Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

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A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel...

Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

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A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift...

Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll...

Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

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Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts...

Gaza death toll tops 500 as U.S. steps up ceasefire efforts

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The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, took a direct role in efforts...

Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza Strip

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Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks,...

Israel launches military offensive against Gaza militants

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Israel launched an offensive against Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing some 50 targets, including homes, in a campaign...