Tuesday, September 4, 2012

South Africa Condemns Lieberman’s Statements against Abbas

 South Africa Condemns Lieberman’s Statements against Abbas
JOHANNESBURG, September 4, 2012 (WAFA) – South Africa Tuesday condemned Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman’s racist statements against President Mahmoud abbas and his Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki, following Palestinian participation in the Non-Aligned movement summit in Tehran.
Deputy Minister of Department of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Ibrahim said, during a lecture at Wits University, that his country is worried about the recent threats by Lieberman against Abbas and al-Malki.
He said that his country supports the Palestinian people to get their lawful rights in an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital, in order to implement the two-state solution.
He highlighted the Palestinian suffering as result of the Israeli occupation, referring to the United Nations report stating that Gaza “will not be livable by 2020.”