The Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Saturday hailed South Africa and Spain’s Catalonia region for their criticism of Israeli “crimes” against Palestinians. Agency Anadolu reported.
In a statement, Hamas said it appreciated South Africa’s call on the international community to “hold Israel accountable for its crimes and abuses against the Palestinian people.”
On Thursday, South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor urged the international community to take action to end grievances by Palestinians under Israeli occupation.
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“As South Africans, we find similarities in our past with the Palestinians,” Pandor said in her speech to a UN conference on Palestinian rights. “It reminds me of the burials we had to do while pursuing the apartheid soldiers.”
Hamas also welcomed a resolution passed by Catalonia’s regional parliament condemning Israel’s apartheid crimes against the Palestinians.
She called the resolution a “victory for the just Palestinian cause” and exposed “the true colors of the Israeli occupation and its indifference to international law.”