Photo: National Assembly in Cape Town courtesy GCIS
The National Assembly has passed a motion by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to close the Israeli embassy in South Africa and sever all diplomatic ties with the country.
This was after the African National Congress (ANC) moved to support the motion with an amendment making the resolution conditional on Israel reaching a ceasefire with Palestine.
The EFF motion was debated last week and it was voted on Tuesday afternoon.
While South Africa has already recalled its diplomatic mission staff in Israel, the EFF is pressing for the expulsion of Israel’s top diplomat in South Africa.
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