Palestinian Activists in Durban for Short Tour

The IPCI and the Masjid Abu Bakr Siddique hosted three Palestinian activists, Firhan Farrah, Osama Nazzal and Rula Tammini on a two-day visit to Durban on August 29 and 30. The trio addressed were guests at a dinner and lecture at the IPCI headquarters in Grey Street. The next day, the Women’s Cultural Group held a women’s only meeting at their Centre in Kenilworth Road, Overport. While Cartoonist Nazzal held an exhibition at the Silveroaks Boutique Hotel in Morningside.

Cartoonist Osama Nazzal uses his artwork as a “weapon” to expose the atrocities per¬petrated by the Israelis. His novel approach was highly acclaimed during his visit to South Africa.

Human Rights Defenders’ Firhan Farrah whose son, Shadi became the youngest person to be arrested and imprisoned by the Israeli forces told a heart-wrenching story about the pain of so many mothers whose children are incarcerated. Her fam¬ily lives in Kofr Aqab and has to make a three-hour car journey to visit her son.

Rula Tammini who hails from Nabi Saleh Village and who studied at the Al Quds University highlighted the suffering of Pal¬estinian prisoners in Israeli jails, especially children.


Osama Nazzal seen here (second left) with artist Jessica Bothma, Nadia Meer and artist sculptor Andries Botha visiting PHANSI Museum. Top: Osama’s tribute to Nelson Mandela

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