16 May 2018

South Africa: Cape Town - Protesters Call for SA to Show Its Support for Palestinians

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Protesters gathered to commemorate the 70thanniversary of Nakba (the 1948 Palestinian exodus) and march to Parliament where they then delivered a memorandum to demand a total commitment from the South African Government to support Palestinians in the fight against "Apartheid Israel".

Hundreds of people marched to Parliament on Tuesday morning in support of the Palestinian struggle for liberation, on the 70th anniversary of "Nakba". Nakba is the commemorative Palestinian holiday that recalls the forced removals of Palestinian citizens the day after Israel gained its independence in 1948.

Protesters carried signs demanding "Boycott Apartheid Israel" and "Downgrade Embassy in Israel" as they chanted and sang songs that insisted on the necessity for a complete investment by the South African government in helping the Palestinians.

At Parliament a 90-minute rally unfolded that consisted of a wide variety of speakers who all emphasised the same messages and necessary steps of action: boycott all Israeli products, expel the Israeli ambassador to South Africa from the country, and demand the full right of return for all Palestinian refugees.

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