It’s hard to believe the South African government officials have been living under a rock, and have no idea that Israel completely withdrew from Gaza thirteen years ago.
More likely, this was motivated by what the WSJ calls the South African Government’s “devotion to anti-Israel ideology,” which is so strong and virulent that they refused Israel’s offer to help with the impending “Day Zero” in Cape Town, when all the water taps are scheduled to be completely dry.
The South African government became a laughing stock on Twitter on Thursday after it called on Israel to withdraw from the Gaza Strip, even though it already did so in 2005.
Israel unilaterally pulled all its soldiers and residents out of Gaza in 2005, nearly four decades after it took control of the coastal enclave from Egypt during the 1967 Six-Day War. Gaza is now ruled by the Hamas terrorist group, which has fought several wars against Israel over the past decade.
On Thursday morning, South Africa issued several tweets citing harsh government criticism of the Jewish state’s response to last week’s Hamas-orchestrated riot on the Israeli-Gaza border in which more than 60 Palestinians — mostly terrorists — were killed….
Cabinet calls on the Israeli Defence Force to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and bring to an end the violent and destructive incursions into Palestinian territories. #PostCabinet
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) May 24, 2018
You guys either aren’t very bright or just willfully ignorant & misleading. Israel withdrew completely from #Gaza in 2005.
But then again, I would expect nothing less from South Africa @GovernmentZA, today one of Hamas best friends!
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) May 24, 2018
"The South African government calls on the South African government to free Nelson Mandela."
— Thomas Stern (@shmarxism) May 24, 2018
you should also call upon the english to end the illegal occupation of Normandy and the end of the frankish occupation of the Rhineland. may as well throw in the Roman occupation of carthage too.#getwiththeprogram#historymatters
— (((Ryan Bellerose))) (@Fenris69) May 24, 2018