Civilians in a time of war have the right to seek and enjoy asylum in other countries, but those in Gaza are imprisoned, with no exit available.
While the ANC has welcomed it, an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians has faced strong criticism in Israel's media.
Around 30 people were wounded in airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. The targeting of big buildings appears to be part of a new military tactic by Israel.
An Israeli male circumcision product has not been put on hold, says the South African health department.
Over 2 000 people have been killed in Gaza, as donors are set to meet in Cairo to offer funds for the reconstruction of Gaza.
Children older than six have now survived three wars; their sleep is filled with nightmares.
Consider the myth of South Africa's happy transition when hoping for a peace pact in Gaza.
While the Jewish community seeks an apology, Cosatu's Tony Ehrenreich maintains that his Facebook post does not incite harm or violence against Jews.
The SA team faces England in the World Schools Debating Championships after taking flack for its show of support for the Palestinian people.
Following news of a new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the UN secretary general has urged the two sides to work towards a longer-term truce.
Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will not return to talks to end the conflict in Gaza while Palestinian militants continue rocket attacks.
Cape Town was brought to a standstill as "more than 100 000" people supporting Palestine have marched to Parliament.
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Even those Israelis who are secretly against the military assault on Gaza are cautious about voicing their opposition openly.
Recent events show that international and humanitarian law are often no more than forms of convenient discourse for those at war.
In the same way that social media can make world news out of small miracles, it can also transform a regional conflict into a world war.
The Jewish identity is being used to make it seem that the maintenance of Jewish culture is inconsistent with the demands of Palestinians as Muslims.