Monday, November 4, 2013

South Africa FM: Struggle of Palestinians is 'our struggle'

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- South Africa's foreign minister strongly criticized the Israeli occupation of Palestine and compared the situation in the occupied territories to apartheid in South Africa on Friday.
"The struggle of the people of Palestine is our struggle," South Africa's The Times quoted minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as saying.
"The last time I saw a map of Palestine, I couldn't go to sleep. It is just dots, smaller than those of the homelands, and that broke my heart," she added, referring to apartheid-era Bantustans on which black residents of South Africa were forced to live as part of a system of racial separation engineered by the formerly ruling white minority.

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