The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is in support of the 13th Israeli Apartheid Week activities that will be taking place from the 6-12 March 2017, which is aimed at raising the much-needed awareness about the continued treatment Palestinians suffer under the suppression of the apartheid Israeli state.
In 2016 alone, almost 7000 violations on Palestinians, their land and their properties by Israel were recorded, amounting to about 18 abuses every single day. Further, about 150 Palestinians have been killed in the last year, ranging from a baby of several months to an old man of 85 years.
Hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers continue to encroach on Palestinian land with the support of their government, therefore increasing obstacles for peace.
We want to categorically call on our government and the South African Police Services (SAPS) management to cut ties with any businesses of Apartheid Israel origin, precisely those doing their business in the forcefully occupied territories of Palestine.
POPCRU leaders and structures will be attending the various IAW activities arranged across the country.
Issued by POPCRU on 06/03/2017