South African President Cyril Ramaphosa made the remarks at a news conference on Wednesday, May 19, calling Israel a racist state. He linked the long-running South African persecution with the history of slavery and the current fate of Palestinians.
At one time, racism was rampant throughout Africa, where black people were always oppressed and persecuted by the white people. Israel is racist in the interests of the Palestinian people. The way bombings and rocket attacks on other Palestinian territories, including Gaza, are racist. Israel plans to wipe out a population forever by using religion and politics.
The South African president has backed the Palestinians against Israel’s racist behavior. He added that the Palestinians’ struggle is not just for self-defense but for survival.