Thursday, August 23, 2012

South Africa’s Arabs Welcome Decision to Label Settlement Goods

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, August 23, 2012 (WAFA) – South Africa’s Arab community Thursday welcomed their government decision to label goods coming from Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory to differentiate them from goods made in Israel, according to a statement by members of the Arab community.
Abdul Salaam Bassiouni, director of the Islamic Al-Tawheed Center, praised the South African government decision that supports the Palestinian people struggle to regain their legitimate rights.
He also condemned campaigns by pro-Israel groups who attacked the government decision.
South Africa's Deputy Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ibrahim announced last week that South Africa will not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over any part of the occupied Palestinian territory.