SA could be on the verge of temporarily closing Israel’s embassy in Pretoria and suspending all diplomatic relations with it until the Middle Eastern country agrees to a ceasefire with Hamas after the ANC pledged its support on Thursday for a parliamentary motion for the move.

The motion, which the EFF initiated, reflects the government’s strong condemnation of Israel’s actions in Gaza, which the ANC and the government consider a violation of international law and human rights, and “a genocide against the people of Palestine”...

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