On Tuesday, several pro-Palestine organisations, along with the Muslim Judicial Council and the South African Jews for Palestinians, marched to Parliament to call on the government to recall the South African ambassador to Israel.
“It was a massacre on Tuesday, a bloodbath, children as young as 16 were killed. We are here to voice our condemnation and anger towards the Israeli apartheid regime,” national co-ordinator of Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign Muhammed Desai said.
Desai said the demonstration was not organised “as a favour, but instead as a duty. We are here to stand shoulder to shoulder with Palestine to send a clear message for the immediate downgrade of the SA embassy in Israel”.