A South African delegation to Palestine was attacked by Israeli police, Cosatu said today.
“Members of a South African tripartite alliance delegation currently visiting Palestine have been attacked with tear gas and ‘sound bombs’, and shoved
around by Israeli police in Ramallah,” said Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven.
The delegation is led by Ribbon Mosholi, ANC international relations manager, and includes Cosatu’s deputy international secretary, Zanele Matebula.
“Other than the effects of tear gas, painful ears and small bruises, we are fine,” Matebula said as stated in Craven’s statement.
He said this was just a small taste of the brutality that “rained down” on the people of Palestine on a daily basis.
“It strengthens our determination to campaign for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory and for the people of Palestine to live in an independent, sovereign state.”