South Africa calls for UN force to protect civilians in Gaza

South Africa called on Monday for the United Nations to deploy a rapid force for the protection of civilians in Gaza from further bombardment as Israel steps up its retaliation for an attack by Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations denouncing the very high number of children killed so far in the conflict and the bombings by Israel in violation of international law.

It is worth mentioning that the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has previously offered to help mediate in the conflict. Moreover, he called for a ceasefire or the opening of a humanitarian corridor to allow aid into Gaza Strip.

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