PRESS STATEMENT: Condemnation of anti-semitism and unacceptable buffoonery at Wits university
11 March 2017
The human rights and Palestine solidarity organization BDS South Africa unreservedly condemns the buffoonery, idiotic and callous actions of the unknown (to us) individual at Wits University during this part week. We condemn all forms of racism including anti-Semitism and Zionism.
The incident occurred during the same time as the #IsraeliApartheidWeek (IAW) campaign of which BDS SA is one of 105 participating organizations. It is unclear whether the individual in question was a) opposed to, or a supporter of, either the Palestinian struggle or the Israeli lobby; b) whether he was someone trying to mock the #IsraeliApartheidWeek campaign; or, c) if it was an act of crass political stupidity. Regardless, from our perspective, any belittling of the Nazi Holocaust, is simply vile and disgusting.
The rest of the over 150 #IsraeliApartheidWeek events, at more than South African 65 different cities, towns and universities have gone without incident and have again affirmed our country's diverse support and solidarity with the Palestinian people and the struggle against Israeli Apartheid. Click here for the full schedule of #IsraeliApartheidWeek events.
ISSUED BY KWARA KEKANA ON BEHALF OF BDS SA
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