S. African gov’t urged to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over killing of Palestinians – Xinhua


CAPE TOWN, May 16 (Xinhua) — The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) urged the South African government on Wednesday to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over the killing of Palestinian civilians.

“The ANCYL demands that Israel’s ambassador to South Africa should be expelled from our country, and the embassy status be downgraded with immediate effect,” the ANCYL said in a statement emailed to Xinhua.

This will be a more radical stance that could be taken by the government in solidarity with the people of Palestine, ANCYL national spokesperson Mlondi Mkhize said.

The South African government on Monday announced its decision to recall its ambassador to Israel with immediate effect in protest against Israeli attack in the occupied Gaza Strip.

The decision was made following Israel’s…

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