SA to ask International Court of Justice to declare Israel an apartheid state

This picture taken from the border with the Gaza Strip shows a column of smoke during an Israeli strike on the Palestinian territory on 21 November 2023, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement.

This picture taken from the border with the Gaza Strip shows a column of smoke during an Israeli strike on the Palestinian territory on 21 November 2023, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement.

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Not only did South Africa lay a charge against Israel for war crimes at the International Criminal Court (ICC), but it will also petition the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to declare it an apartheid state.

This is according to International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor in response to a parliamentary question.

EFF MP Vuyani Pambo asked: “In light of how global solidarity and sanctions played a significant role in undermining the apartheid project in the Republic, what is the government doing practically to show solidarity with the people of Palestine, except the perceived lip service and empty messages?”

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