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The Israeli military says it killed dozens of terrorists during an operation in Gaza

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Israeli army

The Israeli army said on Saturday that "dozens of terrorists" were killed during the latest operation in Gaza.

According to the army, during the operation in the city of Jabaliya, in the north of Gaza, the military forces destroyed "terrorist infrastructure, launch sites and military structures and found numerous weapons", AP reports.

The announcement comes just a day after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. However, the panel did not call for a ceasefire in all of the Palestinian territory.

The cease-fire request is part of a case filed late last year accusing Israel of committing genocide during its campaign in Gaza. Israel denies the accusations. 

The case at the ICJ will take years to resolve, but South Africa is seeking interim orders to protect the Palestinians.

Israel's attacks on Gaza have left more than 35,000 Palestinians dead, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Israel launched the war in Gaza after the October 7 attack by Hamas in southern Israel, during which 1200 people were killed and more than 250 hostages were taken. 

Israeli officials say about 100 hostages are still being held in Gaza, along with the bodies of 30 others.

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