South Africa recalling diplomats from Israel in protest to Gaza massacres
South Africa is recalling diplomats from Israel, its foreign minister said on Monday (Oct. 6), amid rising civilian casualties in Gaza. Naledi Pandor described the recall as "normal practice". "... so that you can make a determination as to whether there is any potential for you to be of assistance and whether the continued relationship is actually able to be sustained in all terms." South Africa, which does not have an ambassador in Israel, has long been an advocate for peace in the Middle East.