The Zionist regime has condemned South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party for inviting a delegation from Gaza ruling Islamic resistance Hamas. The delegation was lead by Hamas’ political Guru, Qatar-based Khaled Meshaal.
On Sunday, Hamas delegation on a 5-day visit was received at Cape Town international airport by ANC’s deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte. Khaled Meshaal was also accompanied by his deputy Moussa Abu Marzouk.
On Tuesday, Meshaal addressed a huge pro-Palestine rally displaying ANC and Hamas flags. Meshall said that Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation would continue until Palestinian succeed in recovering their ancestral land. He also compared Hamas struggle with ANC struggle against the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Later the delegation paid a visit to South African president Jacob Zuma (photo at bottom of this post).
Under apartheid regime, South Africa was Israel’s top African ally. However, things changed when Nelson Mandela came into power. While he was spending 28-year in jail, ANC attracted many Muslims, Hindus and some Jewish supporters. Among the foreign regimes, Islamic Republic became the top supporter of African struggle against the apartheid regime.
Both Mandela and Bishop Tutu openly supported Palestinian cause. As result the Jewish supremacist groups like ADL, SWC and ADL declared ANC ‘antisemitic’. In September 2015, the Jewish Lobby blasted president Jacob Zuma’s government over deputy minister, Obed Bapel’s, suggestion that S. African Jewish citizen should be stripped of their Israeli dual citizenship in order to bar them fighting along Israel Occupation Force (IOF).
In 2013, S. African deputy minister Marius Fransman was chased by SA Jewish Board of Deputies for telling a Muslim gathering that nearly 700,000 Muslims live in the Cape as compared to 16000 Jews, the later owns most of property and businesses.
The South African Jews for a Free Palestine along with over a dozen Jewish groups from Canada, Australia, UK, Belgium and Switzerland have put an online petition, entitled, Stop the Killing – End the Occupation in responseto the current Jewish settlers and Israeli police atrocities in Jerusalem.
Watch a video below by a young American Jewish woman, who spent five month in the West Bank investigating Israel’s treatment of Muslim and Christian Palestinians.
Also listen below Nelson Mandela’s support for Palestinian resistance right in Israeli colony: United States.