Press release regarding South Africa's withdrawal of its ambassador to Israel
Hamas welcomes South Africa’s withdrawal of its ambassador to Israel, Sisa Ngombane, as a result of the violent aggression carried out by Israeli armed forces along the Gaza border. Monday’s massacre of 59 unarmed protesters is reminiscent of the bloody Sharpeville massacre perpetrated by the apartheid South African government in 1960.
Hamas hopes that the withdrawal of the South African ambassador will ultimately lead to the downgrading of diplomatic relations, as called for at the ANC's 54th National elective conference, and the complete severing of ties between apartheid Israel and democratic South Africa. We further call on other nations to adopt the brave stance of the South African government.
Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas