Brazil slams Gaza assault and withdraws ambassador to Israel


Brazil slams Gaza assault and withdraws ambassador to Israel.

On Wednesday, after months of animosity stemming from the Gaza War, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil withdrew his envoy to Israel. This was a South American nation’s most recent reaction to Israel’s military operation in the Palestinian territories.

The modification was released in Brazil’s official gazette.

The Brazilian government has not yet issued an official remark on the matter, according to Israel’s foreign ministry. However, a meeting with the Brazilian chargé d’affaires was set for this Thursday at the ministry in reaction to the media reports.

Brazil slams Gaza assault
According to Israel’s foreign ministry, the Brazilian government has not yet sent an official statement on the subject. But in response to the media claims, a meeting was scheduled for this Thursday at the ministry with the Brazilian chargé d’affaires

Lula has frequently criticized Israel’s Gaza offensive, drawing comparisons to the Holocaust that occurred earlier this year. Consequently, Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz summoned the Brazilian envoy to the nation’s Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and publicly reprimanded him.

At the time, Lula shared a residence with Frederico Meyer, Brazil’s ambassador. Given that there is now no ambassador at the Brazilian Embassy in Israel, the events of Wednesday represent a decline in diplomatic prestige.

According to a spokesman for Brazil’s foreign ministry, Meyer was officially expelled because Israel’s top diplomat had degraded him. The individual spoke under the condition of anonymity since he was not allowed to speak in public and is aware of the circumstances.

After being relocated to Geneva, Meyer will now be a part of Brazil’s permanent delegation to the UN and other international organizations.

The eight-month-long Gaza war began on October 7, when the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas launched an unexpected offensive on southern Israel, killing about 1,200 people and taking 250 others captive.

Israel’s offensive in reprisal for that incident has claimed the lives of at least 36,096 Palestinians, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. The ministry does not distinguish between soldiers and civilians when determining the number of deaths. Israel asserts that 13,000 terrorists have been destroyed.

Brazilian Lula said in February that “what is happening in the Gaza Strip and to the Palestinian people hasn’t been seen in any other moment in history.” In other words, it did when Hitler decided to wipe off the Jewish people.

Israel insists that its attack in Gaza is a defensive reaction to Hamas’ unmatched onslaught and rejects any comparisons to the Holocaust.

Earlier last month, Colombia cut diplomatic ties with Israel. Earlier, Colombian President Gustavo Petro had put a stop to military supplies to Israel, comparing the latter’s actions in Gaza to those of Nazi Germany.

Two other neighboring countries, Bolivia and Belize, have also severed diplomatic ties with Israel over the Israel-Hamas war.

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