South Africa welcomes adoption of UN Security Council resolution on Gaza

South Africa welcomes the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

“It is now the responsibility of the United Nations Security Council to ensure that there is compliance with the resolution, which is binding on the parties,” South Africa’s department of international relations and cooperation says in a statement.

It was the first time that the Security Council passed a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza since war erupted after Hamas’s October 7 massacre.

South Africa hauled Israel before the International Court of Justice late last year to allege it is committing genocide in the war. Israel has denied allegations of deliberately causing humanitarian suffering in the enclave, where around 1.1 million people — about half the population — are said to be experiencing “catastrophic” hunger.

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