Israel accuses South Africa of handing ‘victory to Hamas’ after it recalls envoys

Israel’s Foreign Ministry slams South Africa after it announced earlier today that it was withdrawing all of its envoys from the Jewish state, in protest of the war in Gaza.

“The South African government’s decision to recall its diplomatic staff is a victory for the Hamas terrorist organization and rewards it for the massacre it carried out on October 7,” tweets Foreign Ministry spokesman Lior Haiat.

“Israel expects South Africa to condemn Hamas, which is worse than ISIS, and to respect Israel’s right to defend itself against an attack by a horrific terrorist organization that has engraved on its flag a call for the destruction of the State of Israel,” he adds.

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