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Hundreds of SA Jews urge a ceasefire in Gaza

# The total of South African Jews signing a letter urging a ceasefire in Gaza is nearing 600 – including some prominent figures of the community. They include Nedlac’s executive director, Lisa Seftel, celebrated artist William Kentridge, academic Anton Harber and lawyer Jonathan Berger. The signatories, describing themselves as a diverse group of South African Jews, say they are dismayed by the situation unfolding in Israel and Palestine. TimesLIVE reports them saying one of the core beliefs or Judaism is the santity of human life and the duty to preserve it.