Rare Video: Mandela speaking on Palestine

The quote on Palestine that went viral following Madiba’s death is as follows: “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.” The above video was released by BDS South Africa, the local chapter of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement that seeks to put pressure on Israel until the latter stops its illegal activities.

Madiba was a known supporter of the Palestinian struggle. You’ll see him say in this video that “Arafat is a comrade in arms, and we treat him as such”. He, along with fellow South African Anti-Apartheid activists such as Desmond Tutu, have expressed their support over and over again for the Palestinian struggle and have themselves pointed out the similarities between Apartheid in South Africa and Apartheid in Palestine.

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