August 20, 2018

SA withdraws ambassador to Israel following Gaza Strip attack (Heraldlive)

SA withdraws ambassador to Israel following Gaza Strip attack (Heraldlive)

South Africa has withdrawn its ambassador to Israel following an attack in the Gaza Strip in which more than 40 civilians were killed.

“[South Africa] condemns in the strongest terms possible the latest act of violent aggression by Israeli armed forces along the Gaza border‚ which has led to the deaths of over 40 civilians‚” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said Monday night.

It said the victims were taking part in a peaceful protest against the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

“Given the indiscriminate and grave manner of the latest Israeli attack‚ the South African government has [decided] to recall Ambassador Sisa Ngombane with immediate effect until further notice.” Read more

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