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    • Mumtaz
    • 09.07.07 | 19:08 (IDT)

    Nelson Mandela in 1999 said this to the Palestinian Assembly: "The histories of our two peoples correspond in such painful and poignant ways that I intensely feel myself at home amongst my compatriots." South African author and ex-political prisoner Breyten Breytenbach wrote in 2002:" I recently visited the occupied territories for the first time. And yes, Im afraid they can reasonably be described as resembling Bantustans , reminiscent of the ghettoes and controlled camps of misery one knew in South Africa ." South Africa's own Bishop Desmond Tutu and others have referred to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian Christians and Muslims as "Israeli apartheid." In a 2002 speech, Tutu said "the humiliation of the Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks, suffering like us when young white police officers prevented us from moving about."

    from the article: Palestinian group urges Rolling Stones to boycott Israel
    First published 00:00 21.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 21.05.07
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