Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: SA Advocates for Peace Following Surprise Attack by Hamas

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: SA Advocates for Peace Following Surprise Attack by Hamas

  • South Africa is very concerned about the recent conflict escalation between Israel and Palestine
  • Pretoria has aligned itself with the global community, calling for an urgent end to violence and the commencement of peace initiatives
  • The statement says the process must follow UN resolutions for a two-state solution and comprehensive peace between Israel and Palestine

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Smoke rose after the bombing of Israeli forces with warplanes on October 08, 2023, in Gaza City. Image: Ali Jadallah
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South Africa has expressed its grave concern regarding the recent escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Pretoria echoed the voice of the international community in demanding a cease of violence and the initiation of a credible peace process.

Pretoria calling for peace

According to SABCNews, the statement says the process should align itself with numerous United Nations (UN) resolutions that advocate for a two-state solution and a comprehensive peace plan between Israel and Palestine.

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It further states that the conflict cannot be resolved through violence, assassinations, detentions, forced displacement, illegal settlements, and the ongoing siege on Gaza. SA says the focus should be directed towards addressing crucial issues, including borders, the status of Jerusalem, and the release of political prisoners.

Hamas surprise attack on Israel

This comes after the Palestinian group Hamas initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood within Israel, resulting in the death of dozens and hostages taken in the surprise attack.

SA citizens discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Read some of the comments below:

Akimo Ndukuyaselwandle mentioned:

"Land back to the people of Palestine, we all going to fight for that. In such case, I do support Palestine."

Lindo Msomi stated:

"Stay away from it. Palestinians are fighting for their land and it has nothing to do with you."

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Lazarus Lehlogonolo said:

"Don't you dare. The Palestinians have been struggling and oppressed by this evil called Israel for decades in their own land."

Ashley Langa commented:

"Let Palestine retaliate for all the atrocities caused by Israel."

Freedom Tshuma posted:

"It will end in tears for Palestine."

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