Local Dockworkers Refuse to Offload Cargo From Israeli Ship in Solidarity With Palestine

Local Dockworkers Refuse to Offload Cargo From Israeli Ship in Solidarity With Palestine

- Durban dockworkers are refusing to offload cargo from an Israeli owned cargo ship

- The dockworkers are protesting the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine

- Various labour movements in Durban have joined forces with SA Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (SA BDS) Coalition to support the dockworkers

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Various labour movements in Durban have joined forces with SA Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (SA BDS) Coalition on Friday. Dockworkers downed tools and refused to offload cargo from an Israeli boat.

The dockworkers refused to offload the cargo in protest over the ongoing conflict in Israel in Palestine.

Local dockworkers refuse to offload cargo from Israeli ship in solidarity with Palestine
Local dockworkers have downed tools in protest over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Photo credit: @AfroPal_Forum
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The boat in question is the Zim Shanghai which is owned by an Israeli company called Zim Lines. The boat docked in Durban on Wednesday.

According to Times Live, approximately 100 people gathered at the docks wearing shirts with messages of support such as "Free Palestine."

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IOL reported that Satawu's deputy general secretary, Anele Kiet called on people to join in on the boycott and support the dockworkers in their protest.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the people of Gaza can finally breathe easily after their country entered into an unconditional cease-fire agreement with the people of Israel. Gaza streets were filled with cheers as Palestinians celebrated the sound of fireworks instead of bombs and grenades.

Their jubilation comes after a peace deal was brokered in Egypt that brought an end to the 10 days of violence and unrest between Israel and Palestinian people that started after a group of Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Various photographs shared online show the Palestinians with big smiles on their faces as they carry one another on their shoulders and hold up their cellphone lights to celebrate the end of a heartbreaking war.

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Ramaphosa said that the manner in which Israel had 'unleashed terror' on the Palestinian people could be compared to an apartheid-type state.

He said that the way in which the Israeli army had removed people from their homes and mistreated them reminded many South Africans of terrible times.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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