The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) like all other progressive forces supports the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom and self-determination in their own land. We, therefore, support and endorse the International Israel Apartheid Week ( IAW).
We believe that what Israel is doing to the people of Palestine is a crime against humanity.
The world needs to stand up to Apartheid Israel as it stood up against Apartheid South Africa. The time for easy rhetoric and mere condemnation must come to an end. Genuine global solidarity is required.
The world must internalize the pain and suffering being inflicted on a nation under siege by the Israel government. The Palestinians are confronted with cruelty on a daily basis.
The NUM supports the diplomatic and economic isolation of the Israeli regime. This call is in line with an international movement which seeks to impose sanctions on the state of Israel for its refusal to recognize the right of the Palestine people to an independent and sovereign nation of their own.
Finally, we stand firmly in support of Palestinian statehood and sovereignty
For more information, please contact:
: Acting NUM National Spokesperson: 083 809 3257
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