South African dock workers won't unload ships carrying goods from Israel in solidarity with the Palestinians, a union leader said Wednesday. A spokesman for the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union said, "We will make that contribution. The historic and heroic struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination ... is a struggle that SATAWU supports."
Foreign Minister spokesman Yigal Palmor said: "If these people think that by refusing to unload shipments from Israel they are promoting peace they should go back to school because they have misread the situation in the Middle East big time." (AP)