Labour actions joined the SA Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (SA BDS) Coalition at the Durban harbour on Friday to enhance dock workers who refused to offload cargo from an Israeli container ship in a stand against the conflict between Palestine and Israel.
The assert motion follows a name by the Palestine Standard Federation of Replace Unions (PGFTU) to workers and exchange unions to refuse to offload Israeli ships and goods at ports of entry.
Zim Shanghai, which is owned by Israeli utter-owned company Zim Lines, docked in Durban on Wednesday.
Greater than 100 supporters, wearing T-shirts conveying messages of team spirit and chanting “Free Palestine”, took fragment in the assert motion.
It’s fragment of a world series of actions against Zim Lines. The protests moreover centered Transnet, demanding that SA ports refuse to allow goods heading to or from Israel to stride through.
Na’eem Jeenah of the SA BDS Coalition echoed the Palestinians’ name for a world boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.
“We’re no longer determined what the cargo is, but the assert is against any Israel ship docking on SA shores. An additional dimension for the assert is the victory of the Palestinian resistance, namely in Gaza, where a ceasefire came into enact this morning. Israel done none of its desires in Gaza,” said Jeenah.
Cosatu KwaZulu-Natal secretary Edwin Mkhize said they were firmly against the senseless killing and abuse of Palestinian women and adolescents in Israel.
He said the boycott against Israeli cargo at SA ports would ship a “clear message” no longer to oppress the of us of Palestine.
“As Cosatu we’re right here to pledge our team spirit with the Palestinian of us. We are saying that the brutal killing of girls and adolescents by Israelis need to stop.”