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ANC reaffirms its support for Palestinian people

NEC member Miriam Saohatse says there were calls for the embassy in Israel to be shut down but the dominant view was to downgrade it.

FILE: Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) has used its national policy conference in Nasrec, Johannesburg to reaffirm its support for the people of Palestine and called for the downgrading of the South African embassy in Israel.

ANC delegates on Tuesday also expressed their disappointment with Israel’s lack of commitment towards peace.

NEC member Miriam Saohatse says there were calls for the embassy in Israel to be shut down but the dominant view was to downgrade it.

“The commission called for the downgrading pf the South African embassy in Israel to send a strong message about Israel’s continued illegal occupation of Palestine. There was also a call for ANC to make a risk analysis on the call for the downgrade.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)