Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemns Israel's attacks in Gaza
Nicolas Maduro called Israel's operation in Gaza "a massacred Palestine" (File/AFP)
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip, saying the Tel Aviv regime is committing genocide against the Palestinians.
Maduro made the remarks on Sunday, comparing the Israeli invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip to an “extermination.”
In addition, Maduro said the Israeli actions against Gaza could not be justified as like-for-like warfare.
“Venezuela also rejects the cynical campaigns trying to condemn both parties equally, when it is clear you cannot morally compare occupied and massacred Palestine with the occupying state, Israel, which also possesses military superiority and acts on the margins of international law,” said Maduro.
The Venezuelan president has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council to condemn the Israeli regime for its atrocities and policy of genocide against the Palestinian population in Gaza.
Meanwhile, Bolivian President Evo Morales has also condemned the Israeli invasion of Gaza, saying it was time to take action “to end the genocide that Israel is carrying out on Palestine.”
Israeli warplanes have been carrying out incessant airstrikes against Gaza since July 8. On July 17, thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion into the densely-populated strip as well.
A total of 478 Palestinians have so far been killed in Israel’s war on Gaza and more than 3,000 others have been wounded.
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