South African Activist Compares Israeli Policy to Apartheid
In an effort to make the case that Israeli actions in the West Bank are analogous to treatment of non-whites in aparthied ere South Africa, acitivists are painting their message on the very wall that symbolizes their oppression.
RAM, West Bank – Palestinian activists climbed wooden ladders leaning against Israeli's West Bank separation barrier Friday and carefully spraypainted in English "My dear Palestinian brothers" — the first words of what they say will turn into a letter stretching over 1.6 miles long.
The letter, composed by South African human rights activist Farid Esack, contends that Israel's treatment of Palestinians living under military rule is in some ways worse than what blacks suffered during the apartheid era in South Africa. Israel has vehemently rejected such comparisons.