Bolivian president: Israel is a terrorist state

Bolivia's President Evo Morales gestures while leaving the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on July 16, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Evaristo Sa)

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its assault on Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.

President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba.

It "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," he said.

The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972.

Morales said the Gaza offensive shows "that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community."

More than three weeks of Israeli air, ground and naval attacks on Gaza have left over 1,300 Palestinians dead and 7,000 wounded.

In the latest massacre, at least 16 people were killed after two Israeli shells slammed into a United Nations school while refugees were sleeping, killing men, women and children and drawing international protests.

Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009 over a previous military assault on Gaza.

In mid-July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for crimes against humanity.

(AFP)

Comments

you Israel-haters always make heroes of buffoons. this guy is a moron who is destroying his country with Chavista socialism. The poor love him because he talks big and lets them grow coca. Great thing for the health and welfare of his citizens...
He lets in Iranian missionaries and Colombian narcos with a red carpet. But keeps out the Israelis.
Makes sense.

Israel is terrorist state, no doubt Mr. president and well done for this move!
I'm from Afghanistan

thank u Mr president
death to israel

Well done. Israel is shameful.

How can someone become president without any understanding of geopolitic and international law?
Mr Bolivian President, you are an idiot.

i love you president

Thank you Mr President!

Bravo to him, shame on others that they do not have the same backbone as he does.

I applaud you President Evo Morales.

Kevin Elks, UK.

I salute the Bolivia president..i believe he does not earn as much as other presidents but he seems able to make better decisions. If i'm a Bolivian, i'll be very proud

Talking is not enough
Do ssomething and help to make a big move toward them With other f** presidents

The Arabs should learn from Morales

WHERE IS EVERYONE ELSE ?

Former citizens of Israel have spoken out about the brutality that is Israel. State endorsed & funded Youth Gangs policing the streets looking for "traitors to the state of Israel" amongst the Israeli residents.
Netanyahu's Nazi Ghouls - maintaining a tight control over the nation.
The homeland of the Jewish people a Nazi concentration camp.

jews lost 6 million jews in WW2 surely if there is one country in the world to make sure no people never suffers same faith it should be Israel instead they the jews want to eliminate others stop occupations and you will have peace

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