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South Africa Joins Pro-Palestine Demos

South African opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters’ held Monday a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Pretoria. Crowds gathered in front of the Israeli Embassy as Julius Malema, renewed calls for the closure of the embassy and urged retailers to stop selling Israeli goods. Monday marked the 17th day of the latest Israel-Hamas war that has left thousands of dead. “When you are oppressed, the only option you have is to fight, and that’s what Hamas is doing”, Malema said. “They are fighting for their freedom, Mandela did the same thing, took up the guns and fought for the freedom of the people of South Africa, when you are oppressed, you only have one option.”