15 May 2018

South Africa: Protesters Express Their Anger At Gaza Deaths On the Streets of Cape Town

Photo: Aurelie Baumel/Médecins Sans Frontières
A life lost - relatives leaving the hospital after the protests at the Gaza border fence

Pro-Palestinian supporters gathered outside the al-Azhar Mosque in Keizersgracht this morning before marching to Parliament to protest against Israel's aggression in Gaza, reports Aphiwe Ngalo, with photos by Leila Dougan.

Abdul Muhamin Hendricks, just 19 months old, gets ready to march with his parents in Cape Town on 15 May 2018.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel in South Africa (BSA), the African National Congress (ANC), al-Quds Foundation, SA Jews for a Free Palestine and the South African Communist Party (SACP) were among the groups showing solidarity with Palestine following the deaths of at least 55 Palestinians by Israeli forces on the Gaza border.

Kamil Suleiman, from Runners for the Freedom of Palestine carries a coffin to symbolise those killed in Gaza by the Israeli Defence Force, 15 May 2018.

The march was arranged to take place today -- 15 May 2018 -- to commemorate 70 years of Nakba, or what Palestinians refer to as the Day of Catastrophe when in 1948, Israel occupied Palestinian territory.

The march took place...

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