25 February 2020   1. Rajab 1441
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Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:52

BDS PRESS STATEMENT

South Africans join international community in rejecting Donald Trump’s US-Israel plan

“We join our Palestinian friends from Fateh and the entire PLO, from Hamas, from the PFLP, from the DFLP, from Palestinian civil society and the entire Palestinian people (who we fondly recall, stood with us during our struggle against Apartheid) in supporting their rejection of the proposed Donald Trump US plan for Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.

We join progressive Jewish Israelis, progressive Jews in South Africa and progressive Jews across the world who are rejecting Trump’s plan.”

The Israeli peace organisation Btselem has compared the Donald Trump US plan to Swiss cheese. In their press statement from today, they explain: "the cheese is being offered to the Israelis and the holes to the Palestinians.”

As a South African NGO, BDS South Africa will be working closely with our allies in South Africa including the Embassy of Palestine and our governing party, the ANC, as well as other political parties and civil society groups including trade union partners to ensure that Israel is held accountable for its violations of international law. We join the South African government in demanding Israel to end its occupation of Palestine!

BDS South Africa will be meeting with the newly appointed Palestinian Ambassador to South Africa, Ms Hanan Jarrar, on Friday 31 January 2020 where we will develop joint strategies and discuss urgent actions to be taken.

A press conference will be held thereafter to announce our plans.

Darul Ihsan Media Desk

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