This article was originally published in the Sunday Times on November 12, 2023. It is a summary of H.E. Dr. Naledi Pandor's, South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, statement on the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict, National Assembly, 07 November 2023.
As Israel carries out a catastrophic military campaign in Gaza, it appears intent on pushing the residents of the coastal strip into neighboring Egypt. This has alarmed Cairo, which has resisted opening its border. But will it hold out as the death toll rises and pressure mounts?