The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) have called for tougher action against Israel over the fatal shooting of nearly 60 people, including children, and injuries sustained by around 2,700 Palestinians.
Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Lindiwe Sisulu has described the action by the Israeli Defence Force against Palestinians protesting the United States’ embassy relocation in East Jerusalem as “unacceptable”.
South Africa’s ambassador to Israel, Sisa Ngombane, has been recalled with immediate effect. But some opposition parties say this is not enough.
Sisulu has come under pressure to take stronger steps against Israel.
EFF MP Reneiloe Mashabela says recalling South Africa’s ambassador to Israel is not enough and that Israel’s ambassador to South Africa should be sent home.
“The best solidarity you can give the people of Palestine, as the world, is to isolate Israel.”
The NFP’s Shaik Emam says the government must immediately implement the African National Congress (ANC)'s conference resolution to downgrade its embassy in Tel Aviv. “We are also calling to stop the importation of all Israeli products and… to prevent any Israeli companies from doing business in South Africa.”
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