Our pre-Iftaar programme this year is being hosted in collaboration with Salaamedia. The programme is titled “Palestinian Voices” and from Monday to Friday we host a guest from Palestine who joins us and talks about pertinent topics such as political prisoners, the siege of Gaza, attacks on Al-Aqsa, mental health, and reports from on the ground in Palestine.
The PSA held a successful event at Soweto’s oldest Mosque, Masjidul Umma, where many comrades gathered to show solidarity with the people of Palestine.
The event promoted the month’s sacred values of tranquility, sharing, and togetherness. Naazim Adam gave an address to the congregants. He contextualised recent attacks on Al-Aqsa, and highlighted the bravery of Palestinians across all sites of struggle.
The mass iftar began at 17:53, with dates and savouries, before evening prayers and a hearty meal was shared.
This Ramadan, Al-Aqsa Mosque was brutally attacked by Israeli Occupation Forces. Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured, including an Al-Aqsa mosque guard who was shot in his eye, several minors, and many elderly people.
Together with several human-rights organisations, the PSA has issued a statement condemning the attack, and calling for government and the world to show greater solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine. Read the full statement here.
Demonstrations in defence of Al-Aqsa and Palestinian heritage were held across the country under the banner of the SA BDS Coalition.
Palestine needs your support. Keep an eye out for more details about our fundraising events, which we will advertise shortly.
In the meantime, please continue to donate to the Palestine Solidarity Alliance:
Account Name: Palestinian Solidarity Alliance
Account No: 4070101666