Biden says Israel's Gaza offensive is 'not genocide'

President Joe Biden denied on Monday that Israel’s offensive in Gaza was “genocide” as he defended the key US ally against a series of international legal cases.

“What’s happening is not genocide, we reject that,” he said, referring to a case in the International Court of Justice, the UN’s top court in The Hague, which alleges that Israel’s war is genocidal.

Biden also reiterated his condemnation of a request on Monday by the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, a separate tribunal, for an arrest warrant against Israeli leaders.