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Palestinians in Europe conference launches campaign to stop Africa-Israel summit

Supporters wait for South African activist Leigh Ann Naidoo, who was aboard the Zaytouna, which set out for Gaza, at O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 7, 2016. Thirteen female activists are heading home after being deported by Israel following their attempt to break the Gaza blockade.
Supporters wait for South African activist Leigh Ann Naidoo, who was aboard the Zaytouna, which set out for Gaza, at O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 7, 2016. Thirteen female activists are heading home after being deported by Israel following their attempt to break the Gaza blockade.

The Palestinians in Europe Conference has launched a campaign across the continent to prevent the convening of a summit between Israel and 14 African countries in October this year in Togo.

The Conference said in a statement on Monday that it is following the preparations underway to hold the Summit with great concern, explaining that the summit if convened there will be serious political, security and cultural implications on the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom and independence.

The statement added that the Togo Summit will absolve the Israeli occupation of murder, forced displacement and the construction of settlements which is contrary to international law.

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The statement has also praised the position of African countries which refused to participate in the Togo Summit.

The Palestinians in Europe Conference explained that it was surprised by the Arab official silence on the Israeli suspicious actions in the African continent, pointing out that:

the Israeli occupation state seeks to fill the Arab vacuum in the African scene through projects that seem to be economic and developmental while have serious risks on the Arab national security which requires an urgent Arab move to implement the decisions of the Arab League to support the African Union member states.

 

The Palestinians in Europe conference urged the African countries which will participate in the upcoming Summit to reconsider their position as well as their relations with Israel.

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