Rabat - Amid the continuous Israeli onslaught on the civilian population in Gaza and the complicity of the international community, a number of Latin American countries, have decided to recall their Ambassadors in Tel Aviv for consultation.
Rabat – Amid the continuous Israeli onslaught on the civilian population in Gaza and the complicity of the international community, a number of Latin American countries, have decided to recall their Ambassadors in Tel Aviv for consultation.
Two weeks after Brazil and Ecuador, Chile and Peru decided on Tuesday to recall their envoys from the Jewish state, accused by a number of international organizations and renowned journalists of committing war crimes against the Palestinians.
“In the face of intensifying Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, the government of Chile — in coordination with other administrations in the region — has resolved to recall the Chilean ambassador in Tel Aviv, Jorge Montero, to Santiago for consultations,” the Chilean Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Chile notes with great concern and dismay that such military operations do not respect fundamental rules of international humanitarian law, as evidenced by the more than 1,000 civilian casualties, including women and children, as well as the attack on schools and hospitals,” it added, according to Ecuador Times.
A similar statement was made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru.
Latin American countries voted massively to accord Palestine non-member observer state status in the United Nations, during the vote held at the General Assembly on November 29, 2012.
Brazil, Ecuador, Chile and Peru were among the 138 countries that voted in favor of the draft resolution on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations.
The United States, Canada and Israel were among the 9 countries that voted against the draft resolution.