South African Foreign Minister Makes Announcement To Certain Dual Citizens

An African foreign minister has made an announcement to their citizens who may have traveled to fight in Israel.

Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor has said that any South African citizen who traveled to fight in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the Gaza Strip will be arrested when they return home.

“I have already issued a statement alerting those who are South African and are fighting alongside or in the Israeli Defense Forces: We are ready. When you come home, we are going to arrest you,” Pandor said.

The foreign ministry has reported that those with dual South African-Israeli citizenship could be stripped of their South African citizenship.

Pandor has also encouraged people to protest outside of embassies that are what she claims “five primary supporters” of Israel.

The Jerusalem Post did interview one South African IDF soldiers who wished to be anonymous for the sake of his family still residing in the country.

He called the declaration “completely illegal,” quoting the country’s constitution.

“I think that South Africa has gotten to the point where it’s crumbling, [and] the ANC isn’t doing anything in their power to save the country, but would rather take money from Iran,” said the soldier. “The whole assessment, the whole thing of taking us to The Hague, is all because they were given money from Iran.”

However, Pandor would not give her support to Hamas.

“Firstly, the policy of the ANC government has always been that we support a two-state solution,” Pandor said, “that Palestine and Israel should be two nation-states, living side by side in peace and security.

“In the final analysis, however, what eventually obtains will be determined by the people of Palestine,” she added.

“In terms of our foreign policy,” Pandor said, “our foreign policy promotes peace and negotiation. And I cannot— I cannot— criticize Israel for killing women and children, brutally, and then say I praise Hamas for holding innocent Israelis hostage.”

“We can’t do that,” the foreign minister concluded, “You can do it. You are an activist on the ground. I am a member of the government.” He then told the crowd, “I, as a government member, cannot be saying that. Don’t expect me to say what you say.”

So they want peace, but if you went over there to fight, they’ll lock you up in a heartbeat.

Back in the US Senate Majority Leader said, “Prime Minister Netanyahu has lost his way by allowing his political survival to take the precedence over the best interests of Israel.”

Schumer called on Israel to elect a new prime minister.


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