- The South African government has strongly condemned the attacks in Gaza
- The government believes Israel is guilty of war crimes after women, children and the elderly were caught in the violence
- Thousands of Palestinian families are seeking refuge in schools in northern Gaza as the violence continues
The South African government has spoken out against the violence in Gaza and has slammed the Israeli government for what it calls its "unjust attacks on civilians".
The government believes some of the attacks can be considered crimes against humanity and should be investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
According to News24 the attacks have been indiscriminate with women, children and the elderly being affected.
The United Nations has said that thousands of Palestinian families have fled the violence and are hiding in schools in northern Gaza.
eNCA has reported that air raids have targeted a refugee camp leaving many Palestinians dead.
The Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue with the attacks until calm is restored in Israel.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Cape Town protestors took to the streets in numbers to both echo their support for Palestinians and to call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take some steps towards helping those affected by the ongoing violence in Gaza and Jerusalem.
The pro-Palestinian protests come after hundreds were injured when Israeli forces stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Thousands of protestors subsequently march to the Parliament Building in Cape Town to share their thoughts with the president.
"We believe everyone deserves freedom. Our people (Palestinians) cannot pray in peace during this holy month, so we stand together against oppressive forces," the organiser of the protest, Yusuf Mohamed, told News24.
In other news, a report by Reuters indicates that no fewer than twenty people, including nine children, were killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, amid violent clashes over Jerusalem, Palestinian health officials have confirmed.
The airstrikes were launched after Palestinian militant groups fired rockets close to the holy city on Monday, May 10.
According to Israel’s military, the strikes were carried out against armed groups, rocket launchers, and military posts in Gaza after militants fired on the area for the first time since 2014.
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Source: Briefly News