“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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The United States has deployed a further 130 military advisers to the Iraqi region of Kurdistan, in a bid to assess an escalating crisis near the Northern town of Sinjar. Thousands of Iraqi Yazidis have been forced to flea to Sinjar Mountain, after the town was overrun by rebels from[…]
The Action Forum for Palestine are planning to take action against the South African Police Services (SAPS), over the treatment of five pro-Palestinian supporters arrested on Sunday after allegedly staging an illegal protest. The protesters were pulled over by police after returning from a picket near the Sea Point Pavilion,[…]
With a 72-hour ceasefire currently in effect, residents of the troubled Gaza Strip have gone about resuming their normal daily activities, with some departing from the make shift refugee centres to discover the fate of their homes. Many Gazans have fled their family homes in the more stricken areas, seeking[…]
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