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MB Appreciates President of South Africa’s Statements and Pretoria’s Honourable Position

MB Appreciates President of South Africa’s Statements and Pretoria’s Honourable Position

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) appreciates the recent statements of His Excellency President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa related to the genocide case that South Africa has filed at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague and the responses to it, as he said: “I have never felt as proud as I felt today when our legal team was arguing our case in The Hague … we will not be truly free until the Palestinian people are free.” 

In this regard, the MB expresses its gratitude for the position of the State of South Africa and its President, for standing by the people of Palestine, seeking to stop the war, and condemning Israel for committing genocide in Gaza.

This highlights that freedom, justice, and supporting the oppressed are indivisible human values, if common sense is well established; and that the human commonalities that bring people together and motivate them to unite around them are much more than the disputed religious, intellectual, and political issues; which has been evidenced by the escalated international public opinion supportive of the right of the Palestinian people to live freely on their land.

While the International Court of Justice is considering an appeal for ceasefire in Gaza for humanitarian reasons, the Brotherhood confirms that the catastrophic situation in the Palestinian enclave has worsened as a result of the aggression and blockade. 

In this regard, the MB once again calls on Egypt to open the Rafah crossing, with no restrictions or conditions. It also reiterates what it has always announced, namely, the fact that the Rafah crossing is a purely Egyptian/Palestinian affair; and that Egypt should bear its responsibilities and protect its positions.


MB Official Spokesperson

Osama Suleiman

(Saturday, 2 Rajab 1445 AH / 13 January 2024)