South Africa’s Ruling Party Compares Israel to Nazi Germany

Muslims standing onto a truck, holding placards and waving Palestinian flags, take part to a demonstration in downtown Cape Town to protest Israel's military campaign in Gaza and show their support to the Palestinians people, on July 16, 2014. Israel urged 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes on July 16, …
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The Times of Israel reports: South Africa’s ruling party on Tuesday slammed Israel’s recent actions at the Gaza border, comparing the IDF’s efforts to prevent Palestinian protesters from breaching the border fence with Nazi Germany’s cruelty against Jews.

Also on Tuesday, the country’s Jewish community leaders condemned their government for recalling the the South African ambassador to Israel in light of Monday’s deadly riots at the Gaza border.

The African National Congress “views with complete shock and dismay the Israeli armed forces’ massacre of peaceful Palestinian protesters,” the party said in a statement.

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