***image2***On August 24, activists in Johannesburg, South Africa mobilized in large numbers to condemn the Apartheid Wall, the Occupation of Palestine and demanding an end to Israeli Apartheid. Hundreds of people gathered in the streets in a mass picket on Jan Smuts Avenue. The demonstrators were standing in solidarity with the Palestinian resisting the Wall on the ground in Palestine, calling for economic, social and diplomatic sanctions against Israeli Apartheid.
The picket, which was organized by the Palestine Solidarity Committee of South Africa (PSC) and The Jewish Voices, called the attention of passers-by and media to the crimes being committed by Israeli Occupation Forces. Fact sheets were handed out as the demonstrators chanted and rallied against the Wall. Placards with slogans such as “The Apartheid Wall Must Fall” and calls for the recent International Court of Justice’s ruling to be respected were held high for all to see.
Organizers stressed the need for Israel to be held responsible for its crimes, demanding that international law be upheld. They highlighted that the Wall is a land grab aimed at confiscating and annexing Palestinian land and resources and must be stopped.
PSC continued their call for boycott and sanctions against Israeli Apartheid as part of their ongoing Campaign. They are currently in the planning stages for upcoming mobilizations both in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike and also against the company Caterpillar, a main contributor to Israeli Apartheid.
For more in formation, please contact the Palestine Solidarity Committee of South Africa.