Trump and Netanyawu must answer for the massacre of Palestinians
The killing of about 60 unarmed Palestinians by Israeli solders has brought the entire Middle East and the world over to a standstill, with more than 2 000 protesters injured.
This follows the announcement by US President Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and later moving its embassy there.
This move by Trump is uncalled for as Israel is a sovereign country that doesn’t need a baby-sitter such as the US. Israel is well-known for its violent response whenever it deals with Palestine. Their excuse that Hamas had sent the protesters, who included children, was expected.
We can’t allow these massacres to happen, which are painful reminders of our past. As a nation, we must support our government when it takes decisive actions against Israel, including recalling its ambassador.
The UN must also show that it cares about the people of Palestine. One wonders why institutions like the ICC (International Criminal Court) are quiet, as this is an act of genocide. This bias has caused loss of lives. Israel must be isolated by the UN. If Israel was in Africa, the UN would have intervened long time ago, but because the friends of a superpower are involved in the whole saga, UN pretends as if these actions are normal.
Trump and [Israeli prime minster] Benjamin Netanyawu must be brought to the ICC to answer for these crimes.
Tom Mhlanga, Braamfontein