The following is the text of a Facebook post by Tony Ehrenreich, COSATU Western Cape Provincial Secretary and ANC Leader of the Opposition, City of Cape Town, August 13 2014:
Its time for an Eye for an Eye against Zionist aggression
We have all noted the terrible destruction and killings and maimings that have been taking place in Gaza . The Isreali army has been acting with impunity , in their attempts to steal the Palestinian lands. This dastardly deeds have been condemned internally by Governments and Millions of people on the streets.
We have seen in our own country that the Jewish Board of deputies have arranged gatherings to pledge their allegiance to the killing of Palestinians . W e are aware that the Jewish Board of Deputies has been fascilitating and supporting the funding of the Isreali Army as well as getting SA youth to join the killings in Gaza . This makes the Jewish Board of Deputies complicit in the murder of the people in Gaza .
The time has come to say very clearly that if a woman or child is killed in Gaza , then the Jewish board of deputies, who are complicit, will feel the wrath of the People of SA with the age old biblical teaching of an eye for an eye. The time has come for the conflict to be waged everywhere the Zionist supporters fund and condone the war killing machine of Isreal.
People in other countries waged war inside their countries for the freedom of South Africans from Apartheid , we are duty bound to do the same for other countries where apartheid is practiced .
In response to criticism the post attracted Ehrenreich tweeted:
I am not anti simetic or calling for violence against jews. I do say stop being polite in responding to Isreali war crimes. +JBoD endorsment— Tony Ehrenreich (@TonyEhrenreich) August 14, 2014
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