​South African Vice President Goes On 24hr Hunger Strike For Palestine.


One of South Africa’s two vice presidents is going on a 24-hour hunger strike today in solidarity with the 1,600 Palestinian prisoners protesting at their conditions in Israeli jails.

Cyril Ramaphosa, explained the director of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, is the politician in South Africa most supportive of the prisoners’ demands. “Ramaphosa’s solidarity is, therefore, very important,” explained Nishan Balton. “A number of government officials are expected to take part in the strike with Ramaphosa,” he added.

Many South Africans are participating in campaigns to support Palestinian hunger strikers by initiating the #DignityStrikeSA hashtag on social media.

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