Israel recalls ambassador ahead of South African parliamentary vote to close Israeli embassy

Israel recalls ambassador ahead of South African parliamentary vote to close Israeli embassy

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This came before the South African Parliament voted on a motion to close the Israeli embassy and cut all ties with Israel until a ceasefire is implemented in Gaza.

The proposal, introduced by the leftist opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, is supported by the ruling African National Congress and other smaller parties.

After South Africa announced last week that it had referred Israel’s “genocide” in Gaza to the International Criminal Court for investigation, its cabinet on Monday asked the ICC to issue an arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Was.

“Given that much of the global community is watching the commission of these crimes in real time, including statements of genocidal intent from several Israeli leaders, we expect arrest warrants for these leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Should be released soon.” Khumbudzo Ntshavane, South Africa’s minister in the presidency, told reporters on Monday.

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