https://www.rt.com/information/586314-bolivia-cuts-ties-with-israel/South American state cuts ties with Israel over Gaza battle

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https://www.rt.com/information/586314-bolivia-cuts-ties-with-israel/South American state cuts ties with Israel over Gaza battle

The federal government of Bolivia introduced on Tuesday it was severing diplomatic relations with Israel attributable to its army operation in Gaza and alleged warfare crimes towards the Palestinians.

“Bolivia determined to interrupt diplomatic relations with the state of Israel in repudiation and condemnation of the aggressive and disproportionate Israeli army offensive going down within the Gaza Strip,” Deputy International Minister Freddy Mamani stated at a press convention, as quoted by AP.

Appearing International Minister Maria Nela Prada accused Israel of “committing crimes towards humanity” towards the Palestinians in Gaza, calling on the Israeli authorities to “stop assaults within the Gaza Strip which have already resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties and the compelled displacement of Palestinians.”

She additionally demanded the tip to the Israeli blockade of Gaza that “prevents the entry of meals, water and different important components for all times,” in violation of worldwide humanitarian regulation.

The transfer follows President Luis Arce’s assembly on Monday with the Palestinian ambassador in La Paz, Mahmoud Elalwani. 

Bolivia has severed relations with Israel on account of Gaza as soon as earlier than, in 2009, underneath the rule of President Evo Morales. Diplomatic relations have been re-established by the pro-US authorities that ousted Morales in 2019, and remained even after the previous president’s get together – led by Arce – returned to energy in late 2020. 

Writing on X (previously Twitter) on Tuesday night, Morales criticized the federal government for taking three years to interrupt off relations with Israel once more, and doing so solely underneath standard stress. 

“This isn’t sufficient, Bolivia should declare Israel a terrorist state and file a grievance with the Worldwide Legal Court docket,” added the previous president, who introduced final month he would problem Arce for the workplace in 2025.

Israel declared warfare on Hamas after the October 7 incursion by the Palestinian militant group, which claimed the lives of 1,400 Israelis, together with many civilians. Gaza officers have stated that greater than 8,500 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air and artillery strikes within the weeks since.

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