South Africa supports unity efforts

May 2, 2011

PRETORIA, South Africa (Ma’an) — The government of South Africa is looking at the pending Palestinian unity deal “in a very positive light,” a statement from the country’s Department of International Relations said Monday.

“The Government and people of South Africa understand the importance of national reconciliation, unity and the restoration of human dignity,” the statement said, putting the support of the government behind “all efforts on the part of the leaders of Palestine that would sincerely and constructively contribute towards lasting peace, stability, security and prosperity for the Palestinian people.”

Both Hamas and Fatah were commended “for their efforts to re-initiate reconciliation talks,” and the statement called unity of the Palestinian people ” vital for the creation of a free and democratic Palestinian State along the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its Capital.”

Amidst expressed uncertainty from both Europe and the United States, whose representatives have said they will “study” the unity agreement and consult following its signing, South Africa urged “Palestinian factions to unite behind a reformed Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) so as to carry forward the hopes and aspirations of all Palestinians for freedom.”

The government statement urged Israel to negotiate with the “leaders chosen by the Palestinian people, in order to establish a free and independent Palestinian State, living side-by-side in peace with the State of Israel.”

The announcement of the unity deal, with an expected signing ceremony on Wednesday, the statement noted, comes on the 17th anniversary of “South Africa’s own liberation from oppression and dawn of democratic freedom.”



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