Thursday, July 17, 2014

March for Gaza, Cape Town, 16 July

IMAGES from the march to Parliament on Gaza organised by the Muslim Judicial Council and the Al Quds Foundation with the support of the trade union COSATU, the BDS campaign, the Palestine solidarity movement, Kairos and political parties such as the African National Congress, the Pan Africanist Congress and the Economic Freedom Fighters.
About 25,000 people bedecked in Palestinan colours marched from District Six to parliament to hand over a memorandum demanding the recall of the SA amabassador in Tel Aviv and the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador in South Africa. Calls were made for an intensification of boycotts and the prosecution of South Africans serving in the IDF in Gaza.
The Palestinian ambassador to South Africa, Abdul Hafiz Nofal, attended the march and spoke to the crowd, saying the situation in Gaza was getting worse by the day. The memorandum was accepted by Sipho Masongo, chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Co-operation.

Photos copyright Shafiq Morton

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