Cape Town (IP) - Activists, politicians, and religious leaders have marked the Palestinian Nakba with a rally in Cape Town, South Africa.

Iran PressAfrica: It was symbolic that the event was held at the Castle of Good Hope, which was the iconic fort of the colonial Dutch rulers of the Cape. 

Addressing crowds, politicians noted the role South Africa must play in working to isolate the Zionist regime and liberate al-Quds. 

Khalid Sayed, a politician with the leading African National Congress (ANC) acknowledged challenges within the party to attain coherent government policy but assured the public that there are strong voices within the ruling party highlighting the cause of Palestine.

Youth participants read poetry and depicted a scene of life under occupation in Palestine where children simply playing in the street are targets of the illegal entity. They also illustrated how media are targeted to silence accurate reporting of the Zionist crimes, such as in the case of Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh.

Renowned anti-Apartheid leader, Allan Boesak delivered the keynote address, underscoring the double standards of Western governments and media in reporting about Palestine. He questioned why Holocausts, massacres, and colonial crimes in Africa are never given the attention that the killing of Jews in Nazi Germany enjoys. 

He further held to account the hypocrisy in reporting the conflict in Ukraine, while the Palestinian plight is silenced.


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