South Africa dock workers protest Israeli cargo over Gaza

South African dock workers announced that they woould not accept Israeli goods scheduled to arrive in Durban on Sunday.

South Africa dock workers protest Israeli cargo over Gaza
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South African dock workers announced that they woould not accept Israeli goods scheduled to arrive in Durban on Sunday, reported Ma'an News Agency.

African workers refused offload cargo from a ship carrying goods from Israel scheduled to arrive in Durban on Sunday.

It follows the decision by dock workers there to strengthen the campaign in South Africa for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against "apartheid" Israel, a statement said.

The pledge by union members in Durban "reflects the commitment by South African workers to refuse to support oppression and exploitation across the globe," the workers said.

Last week, western Australian members of the Maritime Union of Australia resolved to support the campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel, and have called for a boycott of all Israeli vessels and all vessels bearing goods arriving from or going to Israel.

The union added that applauds "the millions of workers all over the world who have openly condemned and taken decisive steps to isolate apartheid Israel, a step that should send shockwaves to its arrogant patrons in the United States who foot the bill for Israel's killing machine."

"We call on other workers and unions to follow suit and to do all that is necessary to ensure that they boycott all goods to and from Israel until Palestine is free," the union said.

Diffrent kinds of boycott over Israeli assault on Gaza Strip have been staged in various countries.

Consumers Association of Turkey called on Turkish citizens to boycott Israeli products by saying "We will not provide ammunition for siyonist Israel`s attacks".

Meanwhile, the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia in Malaysia also said consumers in the Southeast Asian country would not buy goods produced by U.S. toothpaste manufacturer Colgate-Palmolive Co, soft drink maker Coca-Cola and coffee chain Starbucks to protest U.S. inaction against the attacks.
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