1) 24hr Overnight Vigil
Starting: 20h00, Tuesday 01 June 2010
Culminating: 18h00 - 20h00, Wednesday 02 June
Venue: Department of International Relations and Cooperation (460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria)
Contact: / 082 660 0723 / 084 211 9988

2) Mass Meeting For Gaza
When: Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Baitun Noor Hall, Lenasia

3) Al-Qud’s March
When: Thursday, 3 June 2010
Time: 11:00am
Where: Kaizergracht Street, Cape Town (opposite Cape Technikon)

4) Mass Solidarity Action - Meeting of the Action Group on Palestine and Banner Painting / Placard Demonstration- Phansi Apartheid Israel Campaign : Durban

Date : Saturday, 5 June 2010
Time : 9am - 10:30am
Venue : SAMNET Office Suite 4, Mohammedeya Centre 2, 263 Moses Kotane (Sparks Road), Overport

Banner Painting from 10 : 30 - 12 in Courtyard Besides Sparks Road Mosque Complex
Placard Demonstration on Moses Kotane Road / Sparks Road (People to Assemble in Sparks Road Mosque Courtyard Area at 2pm)

5) Mass Rally
Date: Saturday, June 5th
Location:Uncle Tom's Hall, Near Hector Pieterson Museum, Orlando West
Contact: 084 211 9988

6) Women's Programme on
Palestine: An Eyewitness Account From Gaza
Date: Saturday, June 5th
Location: Brits Madressa
Time: 2:30pm
Contact: 071 677 0358

Zapiro Cartoon

Zapiro Cartoon

Al Quds SA Press Statement: Israeli Occupation forces attack on freedom flotilla

31 May 2010
Al-Quds Foundation SA hereby condemns the brutal attack on the aid-carrying freedom flotilla early this morning by the Israeli Occupation Forces, in which 16 people were killed and more than 30 injured, in international waters - a direct violation of international law. We further condemn the use of military force (helicopters, military boats surrounding the flotilla) and live ammunition against innocent, peaceful civilians.

We are appalled at the blatant disregard by Israel for the lives of the people on board the flotilla, for international laws barring such behaviour and for the many human rights violations that they have committed. We are, however, not shocked by Israeli behaviour as past actions prove that Israel has no respect for the law and even less so for human life as they continue to subject the Palestinians, especially in the Gaza, to the most inhumane oppression and occupation.

Furthermore we wish to state that we support the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the Turkish Foreign Ministry and Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh in their condemnation of the attacks.

We call on the South African government and the Department of Foreign Affairs to relook at South Africa’s ties with the racist, oppressive Israeli regime and take cognizance of the fact that this ‘state’ once supported Apartheid in South Africa. We are insulting and shaming our forefathers by continuing to support Israel and its many human rights abuses and violations. Their atrocities know no bounds and can no longer be denied or overlooked. We further call on the South African government to expel the Israeli ambassador from our country to ensure that our sovereignty not be tarnished by their illegal actions.

We also call upon the international regulatory bodies to hold Israel accountable for these and all other atrocities committed. Lastly, we offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and a speedy recovery to the wounded.

Issued By:
Al-Quds Foundation Media Desk for Al-Quds Foundation
Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks