PRESS STATEMENT: Message of support from Palestinian Students to SA Students
Palestinian students have sent a message of support to South African Students supporting the #FeesMustFall campaign.
The letter of support was sent to
Ntuthuko Makhombothi and Luzuko Buku the President and Secretary General of the SA Students Congress. The letter can be found below.
Dear President of the South African Students Congress (SASCO) and Secretary General,
This's a message of support from Gaza students to South Africa students, Amandla!
23.10.2015 : Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine
Receive heartfelt greetings from the Palestinian Students' Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI).
News of your intensified struggle for free quality education has reached us, we write this letter to pledge our unreserved solidarity with your #FeesMustFall campaign and your call for free quality education.
When we see your resilience and resolve on the picket lines, we become re-energised in our own quest for self-determination and freedom; we become more determined than ever to reject and resist the brutal Israeli military occupation and apartheid we are living under.
South Africa and its people have always been a source of strength and inspiration to us, Palestinians; you gave us hope when you became one of the very first people internationally to speak openly and without fear about the need to intensify an academic boycott of Israel. You did this despite the fact that you had your own local struggles on campuses that you were fighting.
Your display of courage and bravery continues to inspire us. Your struggle is an inspiration to all of us here in Palestine.
We send you strength from Occupied Palestine.
Your struggle is our struggle.
The Palestinian Students' Campaign for Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI)
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