The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation, BDS South Africa, joins fellow Palestinian solidarity activists from across the globe in expressing our condolences on the passing of world-renowned physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking. In particular our condolences to his friends and family.
We remember Hawking not only for the brilliance of his scientific mind and achievements but also as an impassioned campaigner who lent his voice to various causes for justice – including the Palestinian struggle against Israeli Apartheid.
– In 2016, through a public video message, Hawking congratulated Hanan al-Hroub, a Palestinian woman who won the Global Teacher Prize. “From one teacher to another, you are inspiration to people everywhere.” he said. Click here for video.
From South Africa, Hamba Kahle, dearest comrade Hawking!
ISSUED BY KWARA KEKANA ON BEHALF OF BDS SOUTH AFRICA