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Names of SA Gaza soldiers handed to NPA

The names of two South Africans alleged to be serving in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) have been handed over to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development for investigation. The Action Forum for Palestine, who formed part of a joint delegation with the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P) met[…]

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Palestine to push ICC for war crimes case

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki will on Tuesday visit the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands as he pushes for a war crimes case against Israel after nearly a month of fighting in the Gaza Strip. The visit takes place shortly after Israeli and the Hamas movement entered a 72-hour[…]

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Israeli troops leave Gaza: army

Israel has withdrawn all its forces from the Gaza Strip, wrapping up a ground operation launched on July 17, a military spokesman confirmed Tuesday. “There were a number of forces inside … but all of them have left” the Palestinian territory, General Moti Almoz told army radio. The withdrawal of[…]

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UK Muslim minister quits govt over Gaza

A British minister who was the first Muslim woman to sit in the Cabinet has resigned over the British government’s policy on Gaza, she said Tuesday. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, wrote on Twitter: “With deep regret I have this[…]

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Turkey arrests 33 accused of wire-tapping

Turkish authorites on Tuesday arrested dozens of police officers accused of illegally wire-tapping top officials including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported. In the latest apparent crackdown on the opponents of the premier before he runs in presidential polls, at least 33 police officers were detained in 14[…]

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Winnie wants Madiba’s Qunu home: report

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is challenging the estate of former president Nelson Mandela, seeking the rights to his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, the Daily Dispatch reported on Tuesday. Madikizela-Mandela’s lawyer Mvuyo Notyesi reportedly wrote to deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke, a co-executor of the will, two weeks ago. In the letter Notyesi[…]

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Sanral’s secrecy bid case to continue

A court application by Sanral to have certain aspects of the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project kept confidential will continue in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) brought its application on Monday to keep certain documents out of the public domain[…]

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Obama could’ve done more for Africa: Zuma

United States of America president Barack Obama could have done more for the African continent especially because of his African descent, President Jacob Zuma said in Washington on Monday. “[This African descent] has made him tread very carefully and I think that is a reality,” he told a National Press[…]

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Call for Woolies boycott

A full boycott of Woolworths has been called by the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P), following its refusal to remove Israeli products from its stores. According to the coalition, which consists of a number of Palestinian solidarity groups in South Africa, it was protesting the retailer’s “unwavering support for the[…]

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Mass march earmarked for Saturday

The National Coalition for Palestine are set to host a mass march towards Parliament on Saturday 9th August, calling for urgent government action against Israel’s nearly month long bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The march is being billed as the biggest such event in the country post-Apartheid, with organisers hoping[…]

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