ROAPE stands in solidarity with Palestinian people as they struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
As a journal that is committed to liberation of colonised people and social justice, and with our historical analysis of apartheid in South Africa and continued levels of post-colonial oppression throughout Africa, we understand the tactics of terror and apartheid that the Israel state deploys to intimidate, maim, and kill Palestinians under occupation and within Israel itself. We recognise and deplore the complicity of the UK and other western governments in supporting and defending Israel, while remaining silent on the brutal occupation in West Bank and Gaza. As Nelson Mandela noted, ‘We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinian’.
We encourage our readers and supporters to join Palestinian solidarity campaigns.