Israel accused Bolivia, Colombia and Chile of supporting terrorism after recalling their ambassadors in Israel over the Israeli aggression on Gaza, aligning their support with Venezuela and Iran in support of Hamas terrorism.

Israel concentrated its accusation on Bolivia that broke the country’s diplomatic relations with it. On 7 October, Hamas terrorists murdered more than 1,400 Israelis and kidnapped 240 and took them to the Gaza Strip.

A view of a destroyed car as Israeli attacks continue to cause destruction on the 24th day in Rafah, Gaza on October 30, 2023 [Abed Rahim Khatib - Anadolu Agency]

Among the victims of the atrocious Hamas terrorist attack, there are also citizens of Colombia, Chile and other Latin American countries, the spokesperson of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lior Haiat, said.

Israel is waging a war against a terrorist organization that uses the citizens of Gaza as human shields, commits war crimes against humanity and violates the human rights of the citizens of Gaza, as well as the citizens of Israel, Haiat added.

Haiat also called on Colombia and Chile to condemn explicitly Hamas terrorist organization that massacred and kidnapped children, women, the elderly and babies.

In addition, he hopes that Colombia and Chile will support the right of a democratic country to protect its citizens and demand the immediate release of all those kidnapped and not align themselves with Venezuela and Iran in supporting the terrorism of Hamas.

Earlier, Latin American countries had taken a different position on the bombings of Gaza since 7 October, 2023.  The leftist Bolivian government, led by President Luis Arce, was the first country in Latin America to cut its ties with Israel.

Bolivia points out that, depending on the principles of United Nations and the international laws of liberty and peace, we announce that the State of Bolivia broke its diplomatic relations with Israel, Vice Foreign Minister, Freddy Mamani, noted.

A demonstrator displays a placard with the lettering reading 'Stop the Genocide' during a rally in solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in Warsaw, Poland on October 29, 2023. [WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP via Getty Images]

A man holds a wounded child as civil defense teams and civilians conduct search and rescue operations around Bilal Masjid which was destroyed and the heavily damaged buildings around it after Israeli attacks at Nuseirat Refugee Camp in Gaza City on 29 October 2023. [Ashraf Amra/ Anadolu Agency]

The reasons behind breaking the diplomatic relations with Israel are over the aggressive Israeli military attacks  against people in the Gaza Strip, Vice Foreign Minister, Freddy Mamani, noted.

We demand an end to the attacks in the Gaza Strip that led to killing thousands of civilians and forced displacement as well preventing from food, water and other essential elements for life.

Israel violates the International Law about the treatment of the civilian population in armed conflicts, Mamani added.

A Palestinian is seen amid destruction caused by Israeli airstrikes on Bureij refugee camp located in central Gaza Strip on November 02, 2023 [Belal Khaled - Anadolu Agency]

A view of destruction caused by Israeli airstrikes on Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip on November 02, 2023. [Mustafa Hassona - Anadolu Agency]

Israel has dropped more than 25,000 tonnes of explosives on the besieged Gaza Strip since the start of its large-scale bombardment on 7 October, equivalent to two nuclear bombs

Before breaking relations with Israel, President Arce met on Monday with the Palestinian Ambassador, Mahmoud Elalwani, and expressed his rejection of the war crimes committed in Gaza.

Bolivia has already broken diplomatic relations with Israel on other occasions. In 2009, the government of Evo Morales (2006-2019) made the same decision in response to the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip in war 2009.

Later, the right-wing Bolivian president, Jeanine Áñez, resumed relations with Israel.

Along with Bolivia, Chile and Colombia recalled their respective ambassadors in Israel, Jorge Carvajal and Margarita Manjarrez, in protest over the war against the Palestinian civilians in Gaza.

Chile observes with a great concern and condemns strongly these military operations and the entailing collective punishment of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza. Israel even does not respect the fundamental rights of life in Gaza, Chile´s President, Gabriel Boric, said.

Chile assured that it recalled its Ambassador in Tel Aviv for the unacceptable violations of International Humanitarian Law that Israel has incurred in the Gaza Strip.

For his part, Colombian President, Gustavo Petro, announced that his country’s Ambassador to Tel Aviv was summoned for consultations, in protest of the “massacre committed by Israel against the Palestinians”.

I have decided to recall our Ambassador to Israel for consultations. If Israel does not stop the massacre of the Palestinian people, we cannot be there, Petro said on X.

Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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The Turk @ NZ
The Turk @ NZ
05-11-23 17:55

Barbaric terrorist’s state of Israel condemning other sates evidence of Hypocrisy at highest level.

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Reply to  The Turk @ NZ
05-11-23 17:58

Parasite: an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense.

05-11-23 17:58

When you first arrived on our shores, everything about you was alien to our region: you appearance, your languages, your food, your names, your cuisines , nothing about you was familiar to the people of the Middle East. And yet, you said that you were the Hebrew coming home but today you face humiliation because DNA confirmed that you are actually 100% European and DNA is never wrong. Therefore your alien presence in our region is for parasitic reasons.

Reply to  Helen44Yemen
06-11-23 06:00

Very well said Helen.

06-11-23 05:41

Venezuela had kicked out the Israeli ambassador a long time ago. Colombia recently kicked out the diplomat as well. Bolivia told McDonald’s to take a hike and never come back, showing the wold politicians are finally waking up and start to protect themselves from the ones telling them what to do?

Reply to  SinCity-ll
06-11-23 06:05

The USA is now losing control of South America which it once used as colonies to obey it- its a great time in my life to see them standing up for themselves after many decades of control and subservience .