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South Africa's Foreign Minister Accuses Israeli Intelligence of Harassment

Naledi Pandor, South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. Credit: Flickr/UN Geneva

South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor accused Israeli intelligence of attempting to intimidate her and her family, in response to her role in Pretoria’s genocide case at the International Court of Justice against Israel. Yesterday, she told reporters that she had requested extra security, after receiving threatening messages.

She explained: “What I’m more concerned about is my family, because in some of the social media messages, my children are mentioned and so on,” as reported by the local weekly Mail & Guardian. “The Israeli agents, the intelligence services, [this] is how they behave, and they seek to intimidate you, so we must not be intimidated. There is a cause that is under way.”

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