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South Africa foreign minister seeks extra security after threats

South Africa Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor says she has been receiving threatening messages since her country filed a genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice.

“I spoke to Police Minister Bheki Cele because of the various messages I am getting, and I felt that it was better we had extra security,” she said, adding that she was more concerned about her family because in some of the social media messages her children are mentioned.

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Pandor accused the Israeli intelligence agency of using threats to intimidate those who take a stance against oppression.

“The people of the world and Palestine didn’t draw back when the apartheid state [in South Africa] was at its worst. They stood with us in the liberation movement, so we can’t stand back now,” she said.

“We must be with Palestinians, and one of the things we must not allow is a failure of courage,” she added.

SOURCE: Aljazeera

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