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South Africa takes Palestinian side, supports BDS

A Hamas parliamentary delegation has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the African National Congress during a visit to South Africa — an achievement as far as relations between the two parties are concerned.
Hama chief Khaled Meshaal (C) addresses a media briefing at the headquarters of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg, October 19, 2015. Meshaal and a delegation from Palestine are in South Africa at the invitation of the ANC. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko  - GF10000250928
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The parliamentary delegation of Hamas’ Change and Reform Bloc concluded its official visit to South Africa Dec. 6 after signing a memorandum of understanding with the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling parliamentary bloc in South Africa.

The delegation, headed by Mahmoud al-Zahar, held a number of meetings with governmental, civil and legal institutions, during which means of supporting the Palestinian cause were discussed. Head of the ANC Jackson Mthembu declared his country’s support for the Palestinian people’s right to freedom and condemned the Israeli actions against the Palestinians.

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