South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, has shown his
support for Palestine in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, an Islamic
He also offered his condolences to the people of Israel and
Ramaphosa is the latest prominent politician to have shown
support for Palestinians in the wake of the conflict in the region, following
the attacks by the terror group, Hamas, in Israel last weekend.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has
escalated, resulting in total military warfare in the Gaza Strip since the past
According to a report from humanitarian bodies, the war had
already claimed over 2,300 lives on both sides.
Reacting to the development, Ramaphosa, in a video post via
his official X account on Saturday, titled: “We pledge solidarity with the
people of Palestine,” said: “As you can see, this is the national executive
committee. All of us standing here pledging our solidarity to the people of
Palestine. We stand here because we are deeply concerned about the atrocities
that are unfolding in the Middle East.
“We offered our condolences to the people of Israel as we
are passing our condolences to the people of Palestine. And as the African
national congress we have also pledged our solidarity with them [Palestine] and
we have always insisted that the only solution in the Middle East, particularly
between Israel and Palestine is a two state solution.”
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) October 14, 2023
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