Malema slams African govts for attending US embassy opening in Israel

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has slammed African governments which attended the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

The ceremony was endorsed by more than two-dozen African countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Angola, and Zambia, which marked the official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

The move has been met with fierce criticism by some Western powers and pro-Palestine human rights groups, resulting in South Africa withdrawing its ambassador to Israel.

This follows the killing of at least 60 Palestinian protesters and the wounding of about two-thousand more along the Gaza-Israel border.

Malema has accused some African states of undermining the Palestinian liberation struggle.

“We are very disappointed at African countries which had celebrated the declaration of Jerusalem as the official capital city of Israel by the USA.  That is the highest form of betrayal because us as Africans should know that colonialism and imperialism have no place in humanity.  It’s a violation of human rights to go and occupy the land of Palestinians.  We don’t support that.”

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