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World inaction on Gaza shocking: Fatah

An urgent United Nations (UN) Security Council Meeting was held on Monday at the request of Jordan, in response to the current Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, which has so far resulted in almost 600 casualties. The meeting came hours after U.N secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, called for[…]

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‘30 000 Palestinians displaced’

As the world continues to be left stunned by a now two week long Israeli offensive in Gaza, the situation in the troubled region continues to worsen. Reports emanating from human rights groups within Gaza put the current death toll at just under 600, with almost 4000 more injured and[…]

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Aziz Pahad deployed to Middle East

Former deputy foreign minister Aziz Pahad will lead an envoy to the Middle East to convey South Africa’s concerns regarding the conflict in Gaza. Department of International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane made the announcement on Tuesday, saying South Africa was concerned about “the escalation of violence there, including[…]

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ANCYL reads names of murdered Palestinians

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) gathered outside Parliament on Tuesday to read the 519 names of Palestinians who have been murdered since the start of the Israeli military offensive on Gaza this month. In a statement, the ANCYL expressed its frustration that South Africa has not yet expelled[…]

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UCT Islam Week kicks off

UCT’s Islam Week kicked off on Monday with a mass Thuhr salah on Jameson Plaza along the exhibit and information tent. The event was initiated to spread awareness on Islam and dispel western myths about Muslims. “We do not want to overwhelm people but we do want to demonstrate how[…]

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GOTG to send medical volunteers to Gaza

With the current death toll in the Gaza Strip standing at just over 500, mostly civilian casualties, local aid group the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) have announced an initiative to dispatch medical volunteers to the war-torn region. Apart from a massive shortage of medical supplies, there is an urgent[…]

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National Muslim census soon

The developers behind the Muslim Directory App are looking to quell the debate surrounding the current Muslim population in South Africa, by conducting a census at masajid across the country. They have urged imams and masjid committees to conduct three separate counts during the final week of Ramadan, on Laylatul[…]

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World Humanitarian Summit 2016

The United Nations (UN) is in the preparatory stages of hosting the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 in Istanbul. The summit will include the attendance of humanitarian organisations from around the world in a bit to collectively improve humanitarian services to address global crisis. Founder and director of Islamic Relief (IR),[…]

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7000 at Joburg Gaza march

Sandton in Johannesburg was brought to a standstill as more than 7000 protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy’s trade office on Friday. The vocal crowd called for Israeli Ambassador Arthur Lenk to be expelled and sent home to Israel. The protest comes in the wake of Israel’s brutal assault on the[…]

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No certifying of Israeli products: Sanha

The South African National Halal Authority (Sanha) says it has not issued certification to any Israeli company. Sanha was responding to public criticism on social media that halal bodies were allegedly profiteering from certifying Israeli products and companies for Muslim consumers. There has been growing calls on Muslims to boycott[…]

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