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COSAS statement on Leila Khaled

16 January 2015

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS), representing learners in South African Pre-Tertiary level, welcomes the planned visit in February of one of our own, Palestine Freedom Fighter against the racist regime of Israel, Comrade Leila Khaled to South Africa.

This visit by Comrade Leila Khaled will be that of learning for many of our members. Through her visit to our country we will show more solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine in their struggle for self determination and right of return to their country from refugee camps. We hope that Comrade Leila will talk to us about the recent Israeli bombing of Palestinian schools in Gaza and how we as young South African school children can make a difference to ensure that the Israeli killing of Palestinian children stops. When comrade Leila is in SA we will also share with her our own support for the Palestinian people and our participation in the boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel campaign. In particular we will share with Comrade Leila our militancy in the growing BDS #BoycottWoolworths campaign.

The hosting of Comrade Leila Khaled in South Africa is a privilege for us South Africans. The Palesitnians and the Palesitnian children are our friends. The Palestinians stood with us during Apartheid and we now stand with them against Israeli Apartheid. We love the children of Palestine.

Issued by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS)


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