The recently leaked Spy Cables confirms that the Israeli regime is trying to counter the growing BDS campaign against Israel. That was the view of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS), in light of top secret security details being reported by Al Jazeera. Secret documents, leaked from numerous intelligence agencies, offer rare insights into the interactions between spies across the globe.
BDS South Africa says reports that Israeli Mossad spies were to launch a cyber attack on the country’s financial sector due to the SA Government’s support for the BDS are “appalling”. Israeli cyber terrorism shows the desperation of the Israeli government and its supporters, it stated.
“To resort to cyber terrorist tactics in an attempt to manipulate the South African government and by extension, us, its people, should be deplored by all peace and justice loving people,” BDS South Africa said in a statement.
The information leaked shows how desperate and aggressive the Israeli government, its Mossad Secret Service Agency and its supporters like the pro-Israeli SA Jewish Board of Deputies lobby group are acting to undermine the growing BDS movement.
“The people of South Africa will not be swayed by Israeli cyber or other terrorism, nor will we be silenced by Israel, the Israeli Intelligence Services, Israeli businesses or Israeli lobby.”
The leaked documents also confirm that the so-called threat to Jewish people in South Africa is non-existent.
“While we whole-heartedly support the Palestinian cause we remain a peaceful, non-violent campaign and organisation – the leaks vindicate this. Besides, BDS South Africa is proud to count several prominent and progressive Jews in our ranks. South Africa remains home to the Palestinian solidarity movement, the BDS campaign and to all peace and justice loving people wishing to create a more peaceful and just world.”
BDS South Africa said it enjoys a working relationship with the Department of State Security, the South African government and the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC). The movement added that it would continue to demand for more encompassing boycotts and government sanctions against Israel. However, BDS South Africa also acknowledges the role and commitment of the South Africa government and the ruling party to the Palestinian people and cause.
“For example, we saw leaders from the SA Government participate actively in the recent BDS South Africa hosted visit to SA of Palestine liberation struggle icon, Leila Khaled. Khaled received a warm welcome to the country, for example, by Minister Malusi Gigaba. Another important is that the ruling party the ANC has openly endorsed and will be participating in the upcoming Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign. The world must know that South Africa and its people are not a proxy of the Israeli apartheid regime, but a close ally of the oppressed Palestinian people.” VOC