Peter Tanyanyiwa Suburban Reporter
PALESTINE says it will continue to be in solidarity with the ordinary people of Zimbabwe who are weighed down by the illegal sanctions imposed on Harare by the United States and other western nations.
A Palestine official equated the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe to the Israeli occupation of his country which they are battling to end.
Speaking at a church service held in Harare on Sunday to commemorate the International Solidarity Day with Palestinian people, Ambassador of Palestine to Zimbabwe Tamer Almassri said the sanctions against Zimbabwe should be removed as they are hurting the ordinary citizens.
“As Palestine we are totally against sanctions as they hurt the people and African governments. It is the same with our situation as we are battling against the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. So we are together with our Zimbabwean brothers and sisters. We will continue to support them and call for an end to these sanctions.
“Together we will support each other until such a time we will defeat the Israeli apartheid regime. We want to amplify voices that the Israeli occupation should be stopped today not tomorrow,” said Ambassador Almassri.
The International Solidarity Day with the Palestinian people was announced by the United Nations in 1979 to commemorate the resolution that was issued in the November 29, 1947.