The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, accused this Friday at the Celac summit of the United States, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom to support Israel dropping bombs on people in Palestine, whose cause it is a supporter of.

Petro assured that “it is not the old dynamic of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict” that is currently being experienced, but that there are powers that are trying to “conserve what exists (…) that is killing us as humanity.” and that it is “deeply violent.”

“That is why Germany supports genocide, and France, and the European Union, and the United Kingdom, and especially the United States of America, in its democratic version, support dropping bombs on people,” expressed in the colloquium Latin America and the Caribbean as a zone of peace, of the VIII summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), which is held in Kingstown, capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The president stressed that “a genocide” is happening in front of everyone and he called for decarbonization, considering that the current economy is what has led to the war in Gaza.

Petro announced on Thursday that Colombia “suspends all purchases of weapons” from that country in response to the attack perpetrated during the distribution of food and humanitarian aid in Gaza City, where more than a hundred people died and another 700 were injured on Thursday.

At least 112 Gazans died and another 760 were injured in Al Rashid Street, southeast of Gaza City, while waiting for humanitarian aid to arrive in a convoy of 32 trucks, according to the latest data from the Gaza Ministry of Health. Stripe.

However, The Israeli Army denied this claim and maintains that most of the deaths were in an “avalanche” caused by a hungry crowd that looted and surrounded the trucks carrying aid, causing them to retreat.

In that sense, Petro assured that what happened in Palestine reflects that the world “can no longer stand on civilized international relations or on international law built on the Second World War, on the rubble of the Nazis.”


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