South Africa withdraws ambassador to Israel following deadly Gaza attack

South Africa withdraws ambassador to Israel following deadly Gaza attack

The South African government has condemned "in the strongest terms possible" the latest violence in Gaza.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The South African government has condemned "in the strongest terms possible" the latest violence in Gaza.

The country has also withdrawn its Ambassador to Israel in the wake of the violence.

In a statement on Monday evening, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said this act of aggression resulted in scores of Palestinian deaths, injuries and destruction to property.

"Given the indiscriminate and grave manner of the latest Israeli attacks, the South African government has taken a decision to recall Ambassador Sisa Ngombane with immediate effect and until further notice," Dirco added.

"As we have stated on previous occasions, South Africa reiterates its view that the Israeli Defense Force must withdraw from the Gaza Strip and bring to an end the violent and destructive incursions into Palestinian territories. South Africa maintains further that the violence in the Gaza Strip will stand in the way of rebuilding Palestinian institutions and infrastructure."

It said the government also joined the chorus of United Nations’ member states calling for an independent inquiry into the killings‚ with a view to holding to account those who were responsible.

Israeli troops killed 55 Palestinians who were taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday, as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Al Quds (Jerusalem), including eight children under the age of 16.


 /129


Related Articles

Post your comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Quds cartoon
Imam Khamenei demands immediate end to domestic wars in Islamic countries in his Hajj 2017 message
پیام امام خامنه ای به مسلمانان جهان به مناسبت حج 2016
We are All Zakzaky
telegram