Israel recalls ambassador ahead of South African vote on embassy


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Israel has summoned its ambassador to South Africa, Eliav Belotserkovsky, "for consultations" in Jerusalem as South Africa's Parliament is set to vote on the closure of the Israeli embassy in Pretoria. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has accused Israel of perpetrating war crimes and genocide in Hamas-controlled Gaza, where over 13,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli retaliatory strikes. "Following the latest South African statements, the Ambassador of Israel to Pretoria has been recalled...for consultations," Israel's Foreign Ministry stated.