International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor has passionately defended South Africa’s stance against the ongoing violence in Gaza, stating that the world must not remain passive while thousands of Palestinians face peril.
Speaking at the ANC solidarity conference with Cuba in Mpumalanga, Pandor emphasised the situation’s urgency and announced the government’s lawsuit against Israel at the International Court of Justice, according to Jacaranda FM.
Delegates from various African nations, Cuba, Russia, and China, attended the conference, demonstrating widespread international concern for the plight of Palestinians.
“The intent of South Africa is merely to reinforce that a terrible harm and massacre are underway, and the world cannot sit in front of its TV screens watching Al-Jazeera while a massacre occurs before our eyes. This is why South Africa chose to stand up, and we thank all those countries who chose to stand up with us,” Pandor declared.
South Africa and Israel recently faced off at the UN’s top court in The Hague. A judgment is expected soon. Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi accused the Israeli government of genocidal intent in the conflict with Hamas in Gaza.
Ngcukaitobi presented compelling evidence, including a televised address by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, declaring war against Hamas after a deadly attack on October 7. The legal expert argued that Israel’s genocidal intent was not solely aimed at the military wing of Hamas but embedded in the fabric of Palestinian life in Gaza.
The world watches closely as the UN court deliberates on this critical matter, with implications reaching far beyond the borders of the Middle East.
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