Brazil’s Lula alleges that Israel is committing ‘genocide’ in Gaza

by | Feb 19, 2024

Israel was charged with “genocide” against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, according to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who also compared Israel's actions to Adolf Hitler.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, responded by calling the 78-year-old's remarks “shameful and grave” and claiming that his government had summoned the ambassador of Brazil in protest.

However, the Palestinian militant organization Hamas praised him for his remarks, calling them “an accurate description” of the circumstances in the Gaza Strip that it is in charge of.

While attending an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Lula stated to reporters that the Gaza Strip's events were “not a war, they are genocides.”

It's not a soldier-versus-soldier conflict. The seasoned leftist continued, explaining how women and children are fighting a very prepared army.

Lula explained that there has never been a time in history when what is happening with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has occurred, other than when Hitler made the decision to kill the Jews.

The G20's rotating presidency is currently held by Lula, a well-known representative of the global south, who previously branded Hamas ‘unprecedented attack on Israel on October 7 as “terrorist “behavior.

However, he has since vocally criticized Israel's military campaign in retaliation.

Netanyahu referred to Lula's comments as Holocaust trivialization, an attempt to harm the Jewish people, and Israelite rights to defend itself.

He said in a statement that it was inappropriate to compare Israel to the Holocaust committed by the Nazis and Hitler, that Israel is waging war in accordance with international law in order to defend itself and secure its future.

Netanyahu decided to call the Brazilian ambassador to Israel for an immediate reprimand, along with Foreign Minister (Israel) Katz.

The meeting would take place on Monday, Katz announced on the X social media site.

Source: AFP via Yahoo News

 

 

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