Bolivia severs ties with Israel, others recall ambassadors over Gaza attacks

By | October 31, 2023

Reuters reports:

Bolivia’s government said on Tuesday it had broken diplomatic ties with Israel due to its attacks on the Gaza Strip, while neighbors Colombia and Chile recalled their ambassadors to the Middle Eastern nation for consultations.

The three South American countries lambasted Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip and condemned the deaths of Palestinian citizens.

Bolivia “decided to break diplomatic relations with the Israeli state in repudiation and condemnation of the aggressive and disproportionate Israeli military offensive taking place in the Gaza Strip,” Deputy Foreign Minister Freddy Mamani said at a press conference.

Bolivia and Chile called for a ceasefire and the passage of humanitarian aid into the zone, and said Israel was violating international law.

Colombian President Gustavo Petro called the attacks a “massacre of the Palestinian people” in a post on social media network X. [Continue reading…]

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