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Call for Public Protest Action

After a week of deadly protests, in which at least three Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces, al-Quds Foundation together with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has released the dates for the march and pickets in support of the people of Palestine, currently defending al-Aqsa compound. The foundation confirmed July 26, 27 and 28, 2017, as the set ...

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Palestine Waqf Fund Launched in SA

The Palestine Waqf Fund or Waqf al Quds is a special designated and dedicated fund established by the national Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (Awqaf SA). It is envisaged that the waqf will benefit and address the needs of both present and future generations of Palestinian people. Waqf (pl Awqaf) is an Islamic Charitable Endowment created voluntarily in perpetuity by ...

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Palestinians unveil gift of giant Mandela statue donated by the city of Johannesburg

PALESTINIANS on April 26th inaugurated a giant statue of Nelson Mandela donated by the South African city of Johannesburg to their political capital in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The six-metre two-tonne bronze statue was a gift from Johannesburg with which Ramallah is twinned. “I think that Nelson Mandela himself would have been extremely proud of what has been done today,” ...

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Israeli Apartheid Week – Get Involved

Sourced & copied directly from: http://www.iawsouthafrica.com/get-involved-2/ Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) offers ordinary people around the world an opportunity to partake in an extra-ordinary and truly global campaign. There are IAW representatives responsible for organizing events in most major South African cities, towns and universities. Send us an email (iawsouthafrica@apartheidweek.org) and we can put you in contact with the IAW representative in ...

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Volunteer Content Author

Volunteer Content Author – Freepalestine.co.za Website The aim of the freepalestine.co.za website is to collate all of the information of the different solidarity organisations & solidarity events in South Africa in one space.  While South Africa is abuzz with many programmes, organisations & events, there is no central place (online) where this information can be found.  It is our view that this ...

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The Nakba: A Day to Remember

67 years ago, 15 May 1948, more than 700 000 Palestinians were forcibly removed and expelled from their homeland to pave the way for a Jewish State. Rape, pillage, slaughter were methods the Zionists used to drive Palestinians to flee for safety. Those that remained behind suffered and their progeny continues to suffer to this day. The erasure of Palestine and ...

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PRESS STATEMENT: NC4P Outraged at Israel’s denying a VISA to Minister Blade Nzimande

PRESS STATEMENT: THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR PALESTINE IS OUTRAGED AT ISRAEL’S DENYING A VISA TO MINISTER BLADE NZIMANDE Cape Town, 25 April 2015: The National Coalition 4 Palestine #NC4P expresses its outrage that the Israel government has denied a visa to the South African Minister of Higher Education Dr Blade Nzimande, to visit Palestine with an official delegation. In practical ...

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From A Palestinian Politician Perspective inside Israel

You may have heard these a few hundred times when discussing Palestine and Israel. “There are Arabs in the Knesset, how do you explain that if it isn’t a democracy?” “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East”. But if different laws exist based upon race, religion or ethnicity then clearly it is not a democracy. Awad Abdel Fattah ...

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The End Justifies the Means

By Quanita Diaz – 9 April 2015 The world and sporting fraternities took a stand against Apartheid South Africa which lead to a sports ban. 1970 was a bad year for South Africa, depending on which side of the fence you sat, when several motions of exclusion went against the Apartheid Regime. In that year the International Olympic Committee (IOC) formally expelled ...

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Palestine in Motion

By Quanita Diaz – 08 March 2015 With nearly 35000 race entries, a colourful river of cyclists filled the streets to start the 38th Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015. Many cyclists sported corporate-sponsored attire whereas other cyclists were kitted out in charitable organisation attire or awareness raising attire. Kwadukuza Cycling Club hails from Stanga, KwaZulu-Natal. Clothed in Free Palestine attire were ...

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