Undoubtedly, the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) is most-known for the issues it’s been raising about the ownership of land in South Africa.
The party’s policy screams for the expropriation of land without compensation for equitable redistribution in Mzansi.
Now, the party has taken its land agitation to a global stage and, has demanded of the UN Security Council to pass a resolution and impose full sanctions against Israel until it ends its occupation of Palestinian lands.
EFF charged Israel to allow all Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes in both Israel and Palestine while it welcomed the majority resolution by the United Nations Security Council to halt Israeli’s settlement expansion into the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The UN resolution upheld that Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory have no legal validity and as such, called for a halt to all Israeli settlement activities.
Acknowledging the UN resolution as an important step forward, EFF frowned at Israel’s rejection of the resolution and its threat to punish countries like Senegal and New Zealand for putting the resolution forward. The party said:
“The apartheid state of Israel has been violating international law by building racially segregated settlements in the West Bank which belong to the internationally recognized state of Palestine.
This has undermined the international efforts to a peaceful two state solution. In addition, Israel is in a military occupation of Palestine subjecting the Palestinian people into humiliating checkpoints and segregated roads.
We reiterate that only by imposing full sanctions on the state of Israel will the occupation of Palestinian lands come to an end.
Israel is ready to defy international laws and resolutions because they lose nothing by doing so. They have undermined international law with impunity, subjecting the lives of millions of Palestinians into indignity and death in the process.”
Thus, the Fighters urged the UN Security Council to pass a resolution and impose full sanctions against Israel until it ends its occupation of Palestinian lands.
“Until such a time, the resolution will not have the effect it intended; and Israel will continue to be arrogant and defiant of international law,” Malema’s party added.