Palestinian civil society reminds states hesitant to support South Africa's ICJ submission under the pretext of being 'mediators': you are failing your legal obligation. Fair mediation must adhere to the rule of law and international principles and act to end to #GazaGenocide.
In an open letter, the BNC calls on all AU member states to reject Israel’s request for observer status without hesitation at the next Executive Council meeting based on our common values of freedom, justice, equality and self-determination.
Prominent signatories to Global South call include former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, former Mozambiquean Minister Oscar Monteiro, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions Zwelinzima Vavi, and former Commissioner at SA Human Rights Commission Pregs Govender.
The South African government downgraded its Embassy in Israel, President Cyril Ramaphosa said, due to "our concern at the ongoing violation of the right of the Palestinian people to self determination and the refusal of the government of Israel to enter into meaningful negotiations."
More than 10 000 South African school learners protested earlier today against Woolworths Stores over its Israeli trade. The #BoycottWoolworths protest was led by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) in the Free State.