Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that government will be downgrading South Africa's embassy in Israel.
The president said that this was part of a move to demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians.
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Ramaphosa explained to Parliament that the move was driven by Israel's treatment of Palestinians, along with the fact that Israel had failed to enter into further negotiations regarding a two-state solution, according to Eyewitness News.
This follows reports of an upsurge in the conflict in the region.
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Ramaphosa said that downgrading the embassy would be a way for South Africa to put pressure on the Israeli government.
However, he did not say when the move would be implemented.
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Source: Briefly News