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From the JTA article "South Africa likens Israeli restrictions to apartheid":

The South African government has compared new Israeli military restrictions on the movement of Palestinians in the West Bank to apartheid laws.

The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation issued a statement condemning the restrictions as "a gross violation of an individual’s human rights," saying that the military order "further exacerbates the already fragile situation in Palestine," according to a report in the daily Cape Times. . .

"South Africa, because of its history, is particularly sensitive to the infringement of human rights that the carrying of a permit implies and the unilateral punishments that can be brought to bear on an individual by the state," the South African statement said.

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