Brazil withdraws ambassador from Israel over Gaza attack

Last Updated on May 30, 2024 9:16 am

Brazil is one of the countries that strongly criticizes the Israeli genocide in the Gaza Strip. There has been tension between Israel and Brazil for several months. Amid such tension, the Brazilian President Lula da Silva withdrew the ambassador from Israel.

The Brazilian government issued an official gazette on Wednesday. However, there was no immediate response from Israel.

Lula is a big critic of Israeli genocide in Gaza. Earlier this year, he compared the Israeli attack to the Holocaust. After his comments, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz summoned the Brazilian ambassador to the National Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem to publicly reprimand him. In addition, Lula was declared uninvited in Israel.

An official of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the action was taken because of insulting the ambassador of their country. He said this on condition of anonymity even though he is aware of this. Because he is not allowed to speak to the media.

On October 7, Hamas entered southern Israel and carried out an unprecedented attack, killing 1,200 Israelis and arresting nearly 250 Israelis and foreign citizens. Since that day, Israel has been indiscriminately bombing Gaza after declaring war on Hamas. More than 36,000 Palestinians have already been killed by Israeli attacks in this small valley. Most of the dead are women and children.

Sources: AP, Al Jazeera

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