PLF Pakistan

 
 
 
 
 
 
You are here: Home
 
 

SA withdraws Ambassador to Israel following deadly Gaza attack

E-mail Print PDF

Bulk 232JOHANNESBURG (PNIC):-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The country has also withdrawn its Ambassador to Israel in the wake of the violence.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."

The routine actions of the Israeli armed forces present yet another obstacle to a permanent resolution to the conflict‚ which must come in the form of two states‚ Palestine and Israel‚ existing side-by-side and in peace‚” said Dirco.

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 52 Palestinians who were taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday, as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, including eight children under the age of 16.

 
 
 
 
left direction
right direction
Israeli policewoman shoot, seriously injures Palestinian for ‘fun’
Foreign Ministry calls on Australia to reconsider Jerusalem remarks
US Greenblatt reveals plan to unite West Bank, Gaza
Japan-funded projects completed in Gaza Strip
Kuwait approves $2.5 million contribution for Gaza
Israeli forces raid home of killed Palestinian
Israel continues airstrikes over Gaza
Mayor Salman: Stop using Christians as a tool to whitewash occupation
Israeli settlers assault Palestinian farmer near Nablus
Israeli forces detain 15 Palestinians, including 3 minors
Australia says mulling over recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israeli 'capital'
MOH: 32 Palestinians injured during Gaza naval march