Colombia Opens Embassy in West Bank

May 25, 2024 - 08:23
Colombia Opens Embassy in West Bank

Colombia's Minister of Foreign Affairs announced his country's decision to open an embassy in the city of Ramallah.

According to a Reuters report, on Thursday (23/5) morning Colombian Foreign Minister Luis Gilberto Murillo announced that President Gustavo Petro had ordered the opening of the Bogota embassy in Ramallah.

The Colombian President, who supports the defenseless Palestinian people, has strongly criticized the Zionist regime's genocide in the Gaza Strip in recent months and has asked the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant against Netanyahu, the genocidal Prime Minister of the Israeli regime.

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Petro also stated that "if Palestine dies, humanity dies", and ended relations with the Zionist regime, which had been one of Bogota's biggest partners in terms of security and trade.

Responding to Netanyahu's statement accusing him of anti-Semitism, the Colombian President said, He is not anti-Semitic, but opposes the barbarism, genocide and inhumane actions of the Prime Minister of the Zionist regime against the Palestinian people.

The continued genocide of the Zionist regime in the Gaza Strip has drawn the attention of many countries in the world to the loss of rights of the Palestinian people and created a broad movement to restore them. In line with this, more and more countries are demanding recognition of the independence of the Palestinian state at the UN.

Spain and Ireland recognized Palestine as an independent country on Wednesday (22/5).

Other countries such as Norway, Malta and Slovenia have also announced their agreement to recognize the independent state of Palestine at the UN.

The crimes committed by the Zionist regime against the people of the Gaza Strip since 7 2023 have caused the Tel Aviv authorities to be submitted to the International Court of Justice on charges of "genocide".

At the same time, another case has been filed against the regime at the International Criminal Court.(sl)