November 1, 2009
Efforts to prosecute those who may have committed war crimes in Israel's war on Gaza have spread beyond the Middle East.
Lawyers say the docket contains evidence that South Africans took part in the fighting.
"We've identified about 75 South Africans who we believe served in the IDF at one point or the other," Boda says.
"We believe that there is prima facae evidence against all of them. We have informants from South African police stations, whose identity we are currently protecting for their safety, who have pinpointed which of their fellow South African police force reservists went to Gaza to fight in the war. We have pictorial evidence as well."
Feroze Boda, based in Johannesburg and working on behalf of two local pro-Palestinian organisations, says the soldiers should face court action for their involvement.
Imran Garda reports from Johannesburg.