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Israeli police attack South African delegation: Cosatu

Lundi, 20 décembre 2010 - 7h55 AM

Monday 20 December 2010


By Sapa

A South African delegation to Palestine was attacked by Israeli police
on Friday, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) said.

“Members of a South African tripartite Alliance delegation currently
visiting Palestine have been attacked with tear gas and ’sound bombs’
and shoved around by Israeli police in Ramallah,” said Cosatu
spokesman Patrick Craven.

The delegation is led by Ribbon Mosholi, ANC international relations
manager, and includes Cosatu deputy international secretary, Zanele
Matebula, he said in a statement.

“Other than the effects of tear gas, painful ears and small bruises,
we are fine,” Matebula said as stated in Craven’s statement.

He said this was just a small taste of the brutality that “rained
down” on the people of Palestine on a daily basis.

“It strengthens our determination to campaign for an end to the
Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory and for the people of
Palestine to live in an independent, sovereign state.”