South African Municipal Workers’ Union | March 3, 2008
COSATU Press Statement: COSATU condemns Israeli massacres
COSATU reaffirms its 2006 National Congress resolution which pledged solidarity and support to the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom, and demanded that:
Our government should impose sanctions against Israel until the aggression on Palestine and Lebanon is stopped.
We should step up the campaign for the release of Palestinian prisoners.
COSATU members must boycott Israeli goods and demonstrations must be held at the embassies of Israel and the United States in South Africa.
The government must end with immediate affect the diplomatic ties with Israel including recalling the ambassador.
COSATU will support any moves by the South African government to promote peace in the Middle East and advance the struggle of the oppressed people of Palestine for national sovereignty and human rights, and appeals to the workers of the world to take to the streets to show their disgust at these Israel atrocities and demonstrate their solidarity with legitimate fight of the oppressed masses of Palestine.
Patrick Craven (National Spokesperson)
Congress of South African Trade Unions
1-5 Leyds Cnr Biccard Streets
Posted on 04-03-2008