Israeli cops ‘attack Cosatu mission’
A SOUTH African delegation to Palestine was attacked by Israeli police yesterday, the Congress of SA Trade Unions said.
“Members of a South African tripartite Alliance delegation currently visiting Palestine have been attacked with tear gas and “sound bombs” and shoved around by Israeli police in Ramallah,” said Cosatu spokesman Patrick Craven.
“Other than the effects of tear gas, painful ears and small bruises, we are fine,” mission leader Zanele Matebula.
This was just a small taste of the brutality that “rained down” on the people of Palestine on a daily basis, Craven said.