Muslim Organisations in South Africa - Human Rights
Al-Quds Foundation South Africa - The Al-Quds Foundation is an independent civil organization whose purpose is to work for safeguarding the City of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) by preserving its Arab identity and sanctified Islamic and Christian Places.
Friends of Al-Aqsa - The Friends of Al-Aqsa is a non-profit organisation. It caters for the educational, cultural, political awareness of the Palestinian struggle against illegal Zionist occupiers of Palestine.
"We have learnt that the Zionist occupiers now plan to exhume 1,000 graves from the cemetery of Ma'man Allah. We once again repeat our call to our government and to the United Nations to place on record their strong objections of this act of intolerance by the Israeli Zionist authorities in Jerusalem," said MRN senior researcher, Ibrahim Vawda.
We have learnt that the Zionist occupiers now plan to exhume 1000 graves from the cemetery of Ma'man Allah.
We once again repeat our call to our government and to the United Nations to place on record their strong objections of this act of intolerance by the Israeli Zionist authorities in Jerusalem.
It is ironic that the museum which the Zionist government intends building on this site will be called The Museum of ‘Tolerance'.
The Muslim Judicial Council and Al-Quds Foundation South Africa would like to convey a message of shukr, salaam and love from the Palestinian people to the families of South Africa for their love and contribution in kind and prayers towards breaking the siege on Gaza. It is through global Islamic unity that they take strength and the strong bond of Islam and love that they experience coming from the tip of Africa.
Although the Charge d'Affaires of the SA Embassy in Cairo, Selaelo (Selly) Ramokgopa, had won high praise for her efforts to ensure the success of the Africa 1 Aid convoy which returned home last week, convoy leader, Moulana Igsaan Hendricks had strong criticism for what he described as a lacklustre performance by the SA government. Reporting back on Monday night on VOC after the succesful conclusion of the humanitarian mission to Gaza, the president of the Muslim Judicial Council and director of Al-Quds Foundation South Africa said the poor performance particularly by the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) was "unacceptable".
Less than a month after the successful conclusion of the Africa 1 Aid humanitarian convoy which took over R10 million in aid to Gaza, mainly from South Africa, the next South African convoy will be returning to the besieged region with 10 -15 activists. According to Moulana Igsaan Hendricks, who spearheaded the convoy on behalf of the Muslim Judicial Council and the Al-Quds Foundation South Africa, the latest convoy will be ready to depart on October 6.