- Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor wants Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to be arrested
- She addressed parliament and called on the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant, accusing Netanyahu of killing children, women and the elderly
- South Africans have reminded Pandor of Mzansi's stance in the Russia-Ukraine war
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Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor has called for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the deaths of women, children and the elderly.
Pandor was addressing MPs in parliament and pointed out that Mzansi cannot allow the crimes committed against Palestinian people to continue unchecked.
South Africans bit back and reminded her to take a similar stance on Russia's president Vladimir Putin and his war against Ukraine.
Netanyahu must be arrested: Pandor
Israel waged war against Hamas after Hamas attacked Israel, killing almost 1 000 Israelis. In response, Israel declared war against the military group and attacked hospitals, public facilities and buildings, killing thousands in Gaza.
Pandor remarked that the country should not allow the war in the Middle East to continue. She added that the people of Palestine are denied the right to exist as human beings and the freedoms and rights South Africans fought hard for. She pointed out that all humans enjoy the right to freedom. She said parliament cannot stand up for abuse.
Mzansi reminds Pandor of Putin
Walter Kohlhöfer said:
“You ask for him to be arrested. What about Putin?”
Mafana Machava pointed out:
“Same as what Russia is doing to Ukraine.”
Richards Nantchengwa pointed out:
“This is madness of the highest level. Someone can’t call out Russia, but they call out Israel, yet Russia and Hamas/Palestine did the same.”
Muhamad Adam pointed out:
“Israel became a problem because no one stood up properly when they committed an atrocity in 1948 when they arrived. Russia is doing that now to Ukraine, and that’s maybe why the work is fighting for Ukraine.”
Allan Boesak condemns Israel
In a similar article, Briefly News reported that apartheid struggle veteran Allan Boesak condemned Israel as an apartheid state.
Boesak, who was joined by hundreds of pro-Palestinian marchers in Cape Town, protested against the role of Israel in their war with Hamas. Boesak called on the country's leadership to take a stronger stance against Israel.
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