Donald Macintyre: ‘This is like apartheid’: ANC veterans visit West Bank

By Donald Macintyre, The Independent, 11 July 2008

Photo by QUIQUE KIERSZENBAUMVeterans of the anti-apartheid struggle said last night that the restrictions endured by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories was in some respects worse than that imposed on the black majority under white rule in South Africa.

Members of a 23-strong human-rights team of prominent South Africans cited the impact of the Israeli military’s separation barrier, checkpoints, the permit system for Palestinian travel, and the extent to which Palestinians are barred from using roads in the West Bank.

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