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By Anees Teladia Commenting on the recent media statement issued by a collection of Palestinian solidarity organisations, the secretary of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) in Gauteng, Roshan Dadoo told VOC that she thinks the resignation of Muhammed Desai (director of the Palestinian lobby group, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions –[…]
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