Cape Town Ulama Board members in Cape Town have gathered alongside Strandfontein Road on Wednesday morning for a picket in solidarity with the people of Palestine during International Aqsa Week.

About 250 people including Cape Town Ulama Board and CTIEC members, activists and ordinary citizens carried placards and flags while chanting slogans to free Palestine.

According to the Secretary General of the Cape Town Ulama Board, Sayed Ridhwaan, the CTUB and CTIEC is partaking in the International Aqsa week by hosting daily events for the public, this event is just one that forms part of a broader battle against Israel’s oppression against our Palestinian people. He says: “The Palestinians are facing conditions very similar to the ones our Freedom Fighters faced during the Apartheid regime and through our nationwide efforts this week, we hope to get support from the international community to continue educating the masses on the reality of what’s happening in Palestine.”

”Today’s event is a continuation of the Aqsa Week events that are taking place globally. The CTUB made a decision that we needed to dedicate our days in solidarity with the people of Palestine, while we must remember this is not a religious issue but rather a Human rights issue”.

Principal of CTIEC, Moulana Sayed Imraan Ziyaee led the picket together with community activists, as he waved his flag and pledged out support for the Palestinian people he can be heard saying “Free Free Palestine, it’s our duty to make dua and show support for our families in Palestine, we are here to peacefully create awareness of oppression and injustices that are being faced in Palestine”.

The Cape Town Ulama Board joins on the Calls made by the United Ulama Council, Al Quds Foundation (SA), MJC, SAMNET and Palestine Information Network, The Cape Town Ulama Board urges the public to join the Aqsa Week events in their respective towns.#LoveAqsa #Palestine #CTIEC

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