Durban dock workers refuse to offload cargo from Israeli ship

Several dock workers at the South African seaport of Durban have refused to offload cargo from an Israeli container ship in a stand against the Israeli aggression and in support of the Palestinian people.

Jerusalem24 – Several dock workers at the South African seaport of Durban have refused to offload cargo from an Israeli container ship in a stand against the Israeli aggression and in support of the Palestinian people.

Durban dock workers affiliated to the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) on Friday boycotted the offloading of the vessel as a statement to say no to Israeli imports.

The protest action follows a call by the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) to workers and trade unions to refuse to offload Israeli ships and goods at ports of entry.

More than 100 supporters, wearing T-shirts conveying messages of solidarity and chanting “Free Palestine”, took part in the protest action.

It is part of a global series of actions against Zim Lines. The protests also targeted Transnet, demanding that SA ports refuse to allow goods heading to or from Israel to pass through.

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