Global solidarity is a powerful tool to fight oppression: Pandor

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International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor says global solidarity is one of the most powerful tools in the fight against oppression.

Pandor addressed the public at the Masjidul Quds Mosque in Gatesville, Cape Town.

She spoke on the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, after South Africa instituted proceedings against Israel for the alleged violation of the Genocide Convention.

Pandor says since the court made its interim ruling last month, numerous countries have indicated their intention to join the legal battle.

“Having failed to deflect attention from its crimes or justify its unfolding genocide it is now naked to the world for the first time. For the first time in 75 years, Israel is held accountable by an institution and by the global community.”

Earlier, Pandor said that late Namibian President Hage Geingob stood by South Africa when they approached the ICJ on the Israel-Palestine case.

“He was so resolute that when Germany expressed its dismay with our case at the ICJ he penned a statement, reminding Germany of the genocide of the Namibian people.”

VIDEO: Pandor speaks at the Masjidul Quds in Cape Town: