PSA to host procession calling on government to sever relations with ‘apartheid Israel’
PSA coordinator Shereens Saloojee said Saturday marked 73 years of “Palestinian occupation and Zionist settler colonialism.”
“These seven decades have been characterized by oppression, aggression, racism and a genocidal siege on the indigenous peoples of Palestine,” says Saloojee.
“To mark our solidarity with the Palestinian people and note the ongoing slaughter of innocent civilians, especially in Gaza, we call on all freedom-loving people who value humanity to join us in our call on the government to end all relations with Israeli apartheid. ”
The procession is scheduled to depart from Rose Park in Lenasia at 1:00 p.m. and from Orange Road outside Marks Park in Emmarentia at 2:00 p.m.
“It will then go to Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown where it will end with a rally,” adds Saloojee.
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The Department of International Relations and Society (Dirco) condemned the attacks on Palestinian civilians.
“South Africa therefore strongly condemns Israel’s unjust attacks on Palestinian civilians and calls on Israel to immediately end all hostilities and comply with international law.
“The continued escalation of attacks by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza is utterly unfair and disgraceful, in particular the targeting of the most vulnerable part of the Palestinian community, children, women and the elderly,” the door said. – spoken by Clayson Monyela.
“South Africa calls on all countries in the Middle East to respond positively to the plan of Arab League foreign ministers to immediately convene an emergency meeting aimed at mediation.”