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Former UCT student makes Gaza appeal

A former PHD student in Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has made an impassioned plea to former colleagues and students at the UCT medical school, in an attempt to raise funds for much needed supplies in the conflict hit Gaza Strip. Saeb Hussein Aliwaini, a Palestinian[…]

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SAJBD feeling the heat: Ehrenreich

The South African Zionist lobby are feeling the pressure of the Palestinian solidarity movement and the increased calls for the boycott of Israeli goods. That was according to Cosatu provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich, in light of allegations of hate speech against him. The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) plans[…]

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Gaza children’s art project hailed

Amid the multitude of striking posters and banners at the historic 200 000 strong SA March for Gaza on Saturday 9th August was a distinctive piece of artwork created in honour of Palestinian children. The colourful banner – Remember Gaza’s Children – tells the story of Gaza’s brave youth, killed[…]

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No silence on IS

“We cannot remain silent when such atrocities are perpetrated in the name of Islam. The sanctity of human life is a supreme value in Islam and nothing is worth the cost of a human life. Such heinous acts of murder and violence are dishonourable and betray any expression of faith[…]

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Gaza on brink of health crisis

Health officials in Gaza have warned of an impending health catastrophe in the conflict stricken enclave, expressing fears that over crowding in the UN-run schools may give rise to the spread of infectious diseases. The situation has been worsened by a massive shortage of health supplies at the regions various[…]

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Jewish learner lodges complaint with HRC

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is now investigating alleged victimization of a King David High School pupil for his views on Gaza. This follows a recent, but unrelated, incident that caused an online outcry after Jewish pupil Joshua Broomberg was seen on social media posing in a keffiyeh[…]

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Crime increase in Walmer Estate

Walmer Estate residents are worried about an increase in criminal activity in the area, following three armed robberies in two weeks. On two occasions, a cigarette delivery van was hijacked and robbed while delivering at local shops. On Sunday late afternoon, a female resident was attacked and her car was[…]

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Muslim owned businesses join boycott

For the past month since the beginning of the Israeli-Gaza conflict many individual South Africans, anti-Israeli lobby groups and public figures have called for the boycott of products sourced from, and manufactured on Palestinian occupied territories and within Israel. Last week the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa[…]

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Woolies boycott picking up steam

It seems as if the momentum in the national boycott targeting Woolworths is growing as more consumers latch on to the campaign. The boycott was announced last week in light of an intensified consumer campaign against certain companies stocking Israeli products in response to the Zionist government’s recent military assault[…]

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SA to join Gaza flotilla

A coalition of humanitarian NGO’s from across the world have decided to re-launch an aid flotilla, to challenge the Israeli blockade on the war ravaged Gaza Strip. The decision comes in the midst of intense discussions between Hamas and Israel, which are also set to address the issue of the[…]

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