Gift of the Givers is grieving the death of its Gaza office leader at the hands of the Israeli army and is backing President Cyril Ramaphosa’s push to take Benjamin Netanyahu to the International Criminal Court for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. Furthermore, Gift of the Givers has called for Israel to be held accountable for war reparations in the reconstruction of Gaza and to provide compensation to every family affected by their actions.

By Staff Reporter

Gift of the Givers said it fully supports calls made by President Cyril Ramaphosa “to haul the terrorist from Tel Aviv, Benjamin Netanyahu, in front of the ICC for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and ethnic cleansing.”

In a statement released following what it called the direct targeting and killing of Ahmed Abbasi and his brother by the “apartheid Israel forces while they were returning from morning on Thursday, Gift of the Givers also said it supports calls for the expulsion of Israel’s Ambassador to South Africa.

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor has tabled a motion in Parliament for the temporary shutdown of the Israel Embassy in South Africa in protest against the Zionist state’s retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of Palestinians and the displacement of millions of civilians.

Pandor told Al Jazeera in an interview that the world has seen enough of the tragedy in Gaza, and it is time for countries to use their influence over Israel to put a stop to “this real crime against humanity”.

Other political parties such as the EFF have come out strongly against Israel following its continued bombardment of Gaza and the killing of civilians, women and children some of whom had sought shelter in hospitals.

Gift of the Givers has said it fully supports the motion in Parliament on Thursday “for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador with immediate effect and the severing of diplomatic ties with the Apartheid State of Israel. 

“We want to add that Israel should be held accountable to pay war reparation in the rebuilding of Gaza and compensate every single family they have decimated.

“Ahmed Abbasi, a kind, gentle, warm human being was directly targeted by the apartheid Israeli forces in Gaza whilst returning from morning prayer today with his brother, both were killed. 

“Abbasi, a father of three, served the people of Gaza with distinction since 2013 being appointed as the head of the Gift of the Givers office in the region. 

“He was responsible for implementing multiple projects including the care of orphans, widows, the elderly and the ill. He delivered water through our desalination plants, distributed food parcels, provided hot meals and upgraded damaged homes.

“A few days ago, he mentioned that it’s better to sit with his family of 34 in their apartment and wait for their turn to die in dignity, as unarmed martyrs, rather than run from place to place as directed by the IDF.

“He was a witness to the lies and deception of the IDF asking communities to move to safety and then bombing them on the way, killing hundreds. 

“We are grateful that he served us for forty consecutive days during this war where the cold-blooded murder, ethnic cleansing and genocide of a defenceless civilian population, caught up in a ghetto, took place at the hands of the anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian, anti-Christian and anti-Muslim, inhumane Zionist Israeli murderers”.

To Ahmed Abbasi “To the Almighty we belong and to Him is our return. Rest in peace my friend, you have served with distinction. Justice will be done, God’s wrath will descend, and Truth will be made manifest. Israel has already lost”.

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