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AWS feeds over 2000

With the 15th edition of the Ahlan Wa Sahlan (AWS) outreach project having concluded this past week in Kalksteenfontein, the organisers behind the popular initiative have praised the community for the positive response shown at all four events throughout the past month. The primary objective of the initiative was to[…]

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‘SA Govt must act on Gaza’

While pro-Palestinian lobby groups in South Africa are satisfied with the ANC’s strong position against Israel’s assault on Gaza, they feel words must be translated into action from national government level. Local Palestinian activists are frustrated that national government has not heeded calls for the Israeli ambassador Arthur Lenk to[…]

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SAfricans in Al Aqsa okay

A South African observing itikaaf in Masjidul Aqsa in Jerusalem says there is no truth to rumours that Capetonians have been killed at the sacred site. VOC News received unconfirmed reports that musallees from Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain who are currently in Masjidul Aqsa have been killed in violence. The[…]

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What does it mean to be a Palestinian father?

  This was written by Nazmi Al-Masri, a father from Gaza. Almost no Palestinian in Gaza have slept well over the last two weeks, especially parents who care about their children’s mental, psychological and physical safety. I am one of these parents who have five sons and one girl. To[…]

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VOC launches Gaza water project

The Voice of the Cape in conjunction with the Al Quds Foundation and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has launched the 2014 Gaza Water Project. The project was started three years ago with the intention of restoring and building wells in the area of Gaza. Previously, VOC and its listeners[…]

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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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